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Earn an affordable MSN designed for nurses who love technology as much as they love nursing.

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

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.

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 does not yet have a BSN – and need an accredited, adaptable, and affordable online MSN program – then this program is for you!

What is the Capstone Project?

This degree program requires the successful completion of a capstone project. It provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency and commitment to ultimately improving health outcomes. Be proud of your Capstone and show off your knowledge!

Practicum courses are performed within a clinical practice or academic setting allowing students to apply concepts under the direct supervision of a Preceptor.

Other RN-MSN Specializations

Download the 2018 MSN Handbook

Download the 2018 MSN Preceptor Handbook

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing – Official transcript demonstrating an associate degree in nursing (ADN or ASN) or diploma in nursing, 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.
  • 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.
  • Nursing Experience – A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years.
  • Liberal Arts Courses – Completion of 50 semester credit hours of liberal arts education coursework. Students who are short liberal arts credits may take liberal arts courses while enrolled in the program. All required liberal arts courses must be completed prior to registering for the bridge proctored exam.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)