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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics Specialization

Pursue Your MSN in Informatics Online!

The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics Specialization from Post University provides experienced nurses with the opportunity to build skills and insights for the management and use of healthcare information systems for better outcomes. This specialization explores informatics essentials—such as data management, data mining, clinical and administrative systems, and information systems—to improve patient care and maintain system integrity. Coursework covers healthcare analytics, information security, data analytics, and more.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

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The MSN – Nursing Informatics Online Specialization at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

36 Credit Hours

16- to 24-Month Program

Individualized Practice Experiences

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your MSN – Nursing Informatics Specialization is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Leverage informatics in health care settings to improve patient outcomes
  • Evaluate applications that acquire, process, and report clinical and financial information
  • Demonstrate data management skills targeting opportunities for patient safety improvements
  • Develop detailed project management plans for evaluating, contracting, and implementing new technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce risk
  • Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice
  • Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society
  • Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment
  • Become leaders and collaborators in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice

Your MSN in Informatics on Your Terms

To provide you with extra educational flexibility and choice, we offer two different tracks to help you earn your MSN: Term Based and SIMPath® (Competency Based).

Term Based (All Specializations)

  • 100% online classes
  • 8-week terms
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Consistent due dates
  • Take one class at a time

SIMPath® (Non-NP Specializations Only)

  • 100% online classes
  • 16-week semesters
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Self-paced format
  • Complete as many classes as you can*

* Start with two classes. Add in more as your schedule allows. You can register for additional classes up to the 13th week. Unfinished courses will need to be repeated.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online MSN program’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

MSN Online Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Nursing Admissions Requirements

Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the online MSN degree program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the online MSN degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

“A nursing informatics specialization will significantly impact my professional and personal life. I can use my nursing informatics training to improve patient care, reduce errors, and enhance outcomes.”

Sharon Dejoya

MSN – Nursing Informatics Specialization

MSN – Nursing Informatics Specialization ​FAQs

Pursuing your MSN degree online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.

What is nursing informatics?

Nursing informatics combines healthcare, technology, and data management to enhance patient care, streamline processes, and improve outcomes. Professionals in this field manage electronic health records (EHRs), develop healthcare software, and analyze data for clinical decisions. It is a critical area in modern healthcare, optimizing care delivery through technology.


Can I pursue an MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization online?

Yes. Post University’s online MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization offers flexible online classes available in two different tracks, with individualized practice experiences.

How long does it take to achieve an MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization?

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a nursing informatics specialization typically takes about 1.5 to 2 years of full-time study. However, the duration can vary based on factors like part-time enrollment, prior coursework, and specific program requirements.

What is a competency-based or self-paced MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization?

A competency-based or self-paced MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization allows students to progress through the curriculum at their own pace, focusing on mastering specific nursing informatics skills and knowledge areas. Instead of adhering to traditional fixed schedules, students advance as they demonstrate proficiency in predefined competencies. This flexible learning model accommodates varying levels of prior experience and skills, potentially expediting or extending program completion based on individual progress.


Is it hard to obtain an MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization?

Obtaining an MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization can present varying degrees of challenge, contingent upon personal factors such as previous nursing experience, educational history, and program prerequisites.  It involves a challenging curriculum focused on healthcare technology and data management. However, with dedication and support, many nurses find it achievable and rewarding, as it can help them build skills needed to pursue careers in healthcare informatics and technology leadership. Success in obtaining an MSN in Nursing Informatics Specialization primarily depends on individual effort and resolve.


Pursue Your MSN Nursing Informatics Online at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Informatics Specialization. We are here to help you hone your information technology skills for the medical field and health informatics.

Ready to make a difference for healthcare leaders and clinicians with a master of science in nursing informatics? Contact us to learn more about our online MSN with a specialization in nursing informatics program.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Note: This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.