Western Governors University

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Program Details

Technology is transforming the healthcare industry and patient care. As a result, dynamic new job fields require knowledge and expertise in technology and research as well as in healthcare. In response, WGU has developed a specialized new master’s degree in nursing informatics.

WGU designed this online program to prepare nurses for advancement opportunities. The curriculum develops knowledge and skills in nursing science, computer science, and information science. Graduates of WGU’s M.S. in Nursing Informatics will learn how to combine information and communication technologies to improve healthcare with data-driven decision-making, how to apply nursing informatics to real-world situations, and how to coordinate care across multiple settings.

Students have a choice of two academic tracks to the master’s degree in nursing informatics, both designed for working nurses who want to become experts in healthcare information technology:
• The RN to MSN option, designed for registered nurses (RNs) with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and a current RN license.
• The BSN to MSN option, designed for RNs with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and a current RN license.

WGU is an accredited, nonprofit university committed to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that meets the needs of working adults. Visit wgu.edu for details.

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      Tuition is a flat-rate based on an estimated average of 3 years to completion (150 units, per 6 month terms). Total cost will vary.

      Added fees:

      • Resource Fee (per term): $145
      • Nursing Program Fee (one-time): $350
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    This program consists of 150 competency units (CUs, our equivalent to the traditional credit hour), including a capstone project.

    Applicants must possess a current, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license. Applicants must be actively working as an RN at the time of application and enrollment.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This degree is not authorized for residents in the following state(s):  Tennessee and Washington.

    In Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, through partnerships with these states, WGU operates as WGU Indiana, WGU Missouri, WGU Tennessee, WGU Texas, and WGU Washington respectively. Students who live in these states will receive information from and ultimately enroll in these state universities.


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