Using data to enhance patient care and improve healthcare systems through informed decision making

Advance your nursing career by making data work for you. In this program, you'll learn to improve processes and elevate patient care through analysis of healthcare information. Access, mine, manage, and explore data to boost health outcomes, both at the individual patient level and for larger populations. This program will give you the skills you need to take your calling to the next level.

Cost Per Credit$779
Sample Careers
  • Nurse informaticist
  • Clinical Analyst
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist

$1000s in new scholarships exclusively for adult and post-traditional learners.

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Program Overview

Looking at the bigger picture to improve healthcare

Becoming a nurse informaticist is a great way to advance your nursing career in a new direction. You will build on your nursing experience, and learn to use data to improve patient care and organizational efficiency. By looking at the bigger picture and analyzing large amounts of data, you can make meaningful, ethical, evidence-based decisions to help boost health outcomes for entire populations.

According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 77% of nurses who work in informatics are "highly satisfied with their choice of career."


Ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report

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  • Best master's in nursing programs

Program highlights

  • Faculty members bring years of experience and current practice to the classroom
  • Courses built on a Christian foundation
  • 100% online
  • 200 hour informatics residency required as part of capstone course

Uncommon scholarships

Concordia offers a variety of scholarships for qualifying adult and post-traditional students. Learn more here.


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program, guided by Christian principles, builds on the baccalaureate nursing foundation to prepare advanced nurses as family nurse practitioners (FNP), adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNP), nurse educators (NE), and nurse informaticians to meet professional standards and competencies.


The master’s degree program in nursing at Concordia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Please note: We are not accepting new students from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington D.C. or Wyoming.

Concordia University Wisconsin is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the RN-BSN, MSN/FNP, and MSN/AGPCNP program tracks. For more information, please go to the Nursing Commission's website.

What to Expect

A master's in nursing at Concordia centers around care for the patient. Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to analyze financial, regulatory, procedural, and treatment data to help optimize healthcare systems, with the end goal of providing a better and more complete level of care for those who need it most. You'll be able to leverage data to make informed, evidence-based decisions to improve your organization and the world.

Program outcomes

  1. Integrate liberal arts and sciences into advanced nursing roles and education.
  2. Analyze organizational and systems leadership principles to improve quality and patient safety in advanced nursing roles.
  3. Integrate evidence-based approaches into advanced nursing practice and education.
  4. Integrate healthcare technologies in the delivery, enhancement, and coordination of quality patient care.
  5. Analyze healthcare policies, finances, and regulations that impact healthcare systems.
  6. Integrate patient-centered care using interprofessional teams to improve health outcomes of individuals and populations.
  7. Assume accountability for advanced nursing practice and lifelong learning.
  8. Apply best evidence to assure competence in advanced nursing practice or nursing education with diverse populations.
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