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Earn an affordable MSN designed for tech-savvy nurses.


If you love technology as much as you love nursing, choosing Aspen’s CCNE-accredited MSN program with an Informatics specialization is the perfect path.

Anyone who is considering going back to school but is hesitant should reach out to an advisor at Aspen. It was such a rewarding experience, and I’m so happy I went for it.”   -Crystal R., MSN

The field of Nursing Informatics is rapidly growing. With that growth is an increasing demand for the adoption of electronic information systems and specialists who understand industry-standard tools and software.

I initially chose Aspen for their flexibility and affordability, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic support I received from faculty as well.” -Jane Emerson, MSN

Your ability to gather and analyze data can directly improve the health of individuals and populations.

This program prepares you for a range of employment areas including hospitals, government organizations, health insurance providers, medical vendors, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and consulting firms.

This specialization equips students with:

  • Ability to manage resources
  • Skills to interpret and analyze data (not crunching numbers)
  • Knowledge of information security
  • Data analytics skills
  • Understanding of legal, ethical, and public issues
  • Comprehension of regulations, privacy, security, fraud issues
  • Market-relevant knowledge and practical experience

Aspen MSN (Informatics) graduates can:

  • Solve health care and nursing problems with computers
  • Create projects geared toward the graduate’s passion
  • Develop computer-based solutions to common nursing issues
  • Use data to improve care management
  • Impact implementation, optimization, workflow, and patient safety
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical and/or management information systems
  • Leverage clinical knowledge with data-driven insights
  • Manage regulatory compliance

Is this program for me?

If you are an RN who has completed a BSN – and need an accredited, adaptable, and affordable online MSN program – then this program is for you!

RNs who do not yet have a BSN but would like to pursue their MSN may enroll in our RN to MSN Bridge Program.

We designed our program to be completed in as little as 2 years.

Check out Aspen’s Other MSN Specializations

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Registered Nurse Licensure – Current, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, a US territory, or Canada. Registered nurses licensed outside of these areas are not eligible.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Nursing Experience – A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)

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