Nursing Informatics


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Length

2-5 Years

Program Information


Active RN Licensure 
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The Jefferson College of Nursing has suspended admission to this program. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-503-8890 or with questions.

Program Overview

The Nursing Informatics Specialty prepares the professional nurse to address the clinical information and knowledge issues facing healthcare now and in the future. Specific focus includes development and implementation of clinical information systems for data analysis, patient care management or education and provide clinical education, research and knowledge dissemination alternatives. The NI specialty prepares students to support the delivery of health care with a combination of computer science, information science and nursing science. Nursing Informatics specialists have been extremely effective in collaborating with other health disciplines to better use information systems to analyze patient and clinical performance data and incorporate roles associated with education, project management, product design, consultancy and performance of research and evaluation of health care outcomes. Graduates of the Nursing Informatics Specialty are eligible for Informatics Nursing Board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


Course Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
NU 604 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total Credits 18

The following courses are in addition to the MSN Core Curriculum.

Courses Credits
NU 689 Health Care Informatics: Ethics, Issues and Trends 3
NU 690 Nursing/Healthcare Informatics: Project Management 3
NU 693 Nursing Informatics Seminar and Practicum I 3
NU 694 Nursing Informatics Seminar and Practicum II 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 18