Master of Science in Nursing Informatics

The Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Keigwin School of Nursing has a long standing tradition of teaching RN-BSN and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses off-campus on a rotating basis at hospitals around the city. The Cohort program is designed to afford busy working registered nurses the ability to obtain their graduate degree at a reduced tuition rate, in a setting that is familiar and convenient. Located at a satellite institution, classes are held in the evenings one night a week. Students take one course every 8-weeks, which offers the opportunity to complete a Master's degree in roughly 22 months.

We offer a Master of Science in Nursing - Informatics in the cohort format where students are rarely required to come to campus; however, they have full access to Jacksonville University resources. Those who elect to complete this ten course program, with four informatics specialization concentrated courses, will experience a focused curriculum and practicum that are aligned with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Certification. Information about the Informatics Certification can be found here. Students will be poised academically to pursue professional certification and employment options in healthcare informatics.

Nurses who earn an MSN with a specialization in Informatics take on crucial IT positions within healthcare organizations such as Chief Medical Information Officer, Informatics Coordinator, and Director of EHR Support, among many others.

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In addition to the MSN cognate, we offer a Post-Masters certificate and a Post Baccalaureate certificate in Nursing Informatics program. Students who possess an MSN degree are eligible to enroll in the Post-Masters certificate program. Those who hold a BSN degree are eligible to enroll in the Post Baccalaureate certificate program. Participants of the Informatics certificate program will be complete four informatics specialization concentrated course plus the MSN capstone course, if they have not previously completed the course.

Admissions 

View Admissions and Curriculum requirements for the MSN Informatics Specialization

Admission into the Cohort program is conducted on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission;

  • Completed Application
    • MSN Cohort, Post-Master Certificate, or Post Baccalaureate Certificate
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
    • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Official GRE scores of 290 or higher
    • The requirement of official GRE scores will be waived for all applicants who have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate nursing GPA
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate courses in statistics and physical assessment
  • Three letters of recommendation (a minimum of two should professional references)
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Intent
    • A personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and detailing your professional goals. Should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Copy of active Florida license to practice as a Registered Nurse
    • Out of state applicants must have valid RN license from a US state and be eligible for license endorsement in the state of Florida.
  • Students whose first language is not English, must also take the TOEFL Examination and score either 540 on the paper-based exam, or 76 on internet-based exam

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If you decide to apply, please have official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at Jacksonville University. JU requires applicants to send all transcripts even if the course resulted in a drop, withdrawal, failure, or if the course was transferred to another school - we will still need the original transcript to be sent to us. Without each and every transcript, a delay in the admissions process may occur. For information on how to send JU your transcripts, please visit the Registrar's transcript instructions site. Please order transcripts as soon as possible as it may take a while for it to be mailed and delivered to our Admission's Office.

Curriculum

To obtain a Master's of Science in Nursing Informatics (MSN) degree, each student must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework. The credits include MSN core courses and the specialization courses. Students matriculate a total of 10 MSN level nursing courses throughout the duration of the program.

 

MSN Nursing Core (18 credits)

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory & Research I (3)
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare (3)
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles (3)
  • NUR 516: Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare (3)
  • NUR 520: Nursing Research & Theory II (3)
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum (3)
 

Specialization Courses in Nursing Informatics (12 credits)

  • NUR 580: Healthcare Informatics as a Profession (3)
  • NUR 581: Law, Ethics and Public Issues in Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • NUR 582: Leadership in Informatics for Healthcare Organizations and Public Health Strategy (3)
  • NUR 583: Data Analytics and Impact on Patient Care (3)
 

Total Credits for an MSN in Nursing Informatics: 30 credit hours

 

Students who are enrolled in the Post Masters or Post Baccalaureate certificate program, will take the following four informatics specialization concentrated course plus the MSN capstone course, if they have not already previously completed the course. 

 

Certificate in Nursing Informatics (15 credits)

  • NUR 580: Healthcare Informatics as a Profession (3)
  • NUR 581: Law, Ethics and Public Issues in Healthcare Informatics (3)
  • NUR 582: Leadership in Informatics for Healthcare Organizations and Public Health Strategy (3)
  • NUR 583: Data Analytics and Impact on Patient Care (3)
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum (3)

Tuition

Tuition for the 2017-2018 MSN cohort is $450 per credit hour. There are two eight-week sessions per semester and each eight-weeks students take 3 credit hours depending on the course. We can work with employers, like Baptist Medical Center, for students who are eligible for tuition reimbursement at their place of employment. For more information regarding JU tuition, please visit the JU tuition page. 

Upcoming Cohort 

MSN - Informatics at Jacksonville University Downtown

  • Program begins March 6, 2018 at Jacksonville University Downtown
  • Classes will be held every Thursday night from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Deadline to apply: January 12, 2018

Interested in applying or want more information regarding upcoming cohort events? Please complete our Nursing Cohort Inquiry Form to be added to our email list, or contact us at brchscohortprograms@ju.edu.

​Contact

Teresa MacGregor PhD, ARNP

Director, MSN Programs

Ashley Crummedyo

Coordinator for Nursing Cohorts

 

For information about our online MSN program, please visit the MSN Online Program website.