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RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics
Master of Science in Nursing

You see technology transforming health care and you want to be a part of it. The CCNE-accredited* online MSN in Nursing Informatics program from Capella can help you understand the impact of health informatics on patient care, cost and change management, and operational efficiencies. You’ll also learn strategic planning, decision-making, and clinical project management.

If you’re an RN with an associate degree, this online RN-to-MSN program can help streamline your path to a master’s degree.

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Professional relevance

This program incorporates principles from AACN and CMSA standards, and integrates the PCMH model of care.

Practicum experience

Our integrated capstone and practicum allows you to work with an organization to solve real-world challenges. Learn more about the practicum

Employer partnerships

Capella University partners with more than 400 health care employers, including leading hospital systems and insurance providers.

Classes start June 6

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • CCNE accredited
  • 3 Bridge courses
  • 7 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 2 Practicum courses
  • 66 Total credits (12 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your MSN in 13 months for $13,500.*

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MSN degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSN in Nursing Informatics.

Job titles to explore

  • Nursing informatics specialist
  • Director of clinical informatics
  • Clinical analyst
  • Consultant
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Chief nursing informatics officer
  • Nurse manager
  • Director of nursing
  • Clinical manager
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse supervisor

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Health insurance company
  • Ambulatory care office
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home health care agency
  • Community or technical college
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Government - local, state, federal
  • Consulting firm

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

Difference Between Health Care and Nursing Informatics

Capella offers multiple informatics programs in nursing and health care. Faculty members Allison Terry, PhD, and Lydia Forsythe, PhD, explain the differences.

3 Ways FlexPath is Changing Higher Ed

Five years after launch, new studies on Capella’s FlexPath learning format have been completed—and the news is good.

What is a Nurse Informaticist?

The interplay of health care knowledge and information technology has become critical to improving operations and patient care. That’s where nurse informaticists come in.