WGU’s online Master of Science in Nursing–Nursing Informatics degree program prepares nurses who hold a current BSN to lead innovation and improve patient outcomes through careful analysis of healthcare data. Designed in collaboration with healthcare’s foremost leaders, the MSNUNI program focuses on foundations of nursing informatics, data science and analytics, data modeling, global health trends, and informatics systems analysis. Graduates will earn their HQ Principles certification in addition to both their BSN and MSN degrees, and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to stand out in a rapidly growing field.
WGU offers low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. Our programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation—and beyond.
This program consists of 36 competency units (CUs, our equivalent to the traditional credit hour), including a capstone project.
Applicants must be registered nurses (RNs) with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and a current, unencumbered RN license who wish to move into nursing informatics.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)