Master of Science in NursingNursing Informatics

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Why Choose Our Program?

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Our Master of Nursing Informatics program is designed to provide a convenient way for working registered nurses to earn their graduate degrees. Graduates of the Informatics program take on crucial IT positions within healthcare organizations such as Chief Medical Information Officer, Informatics Coordinator, and Director of EHR Support, among others.

Our degree:

  • The Informatics Master's degree program in Nursing at Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Is offered in part-time and full-time tracks so you can learn at your own pace
  • Incorporates project-based clinical opportunities so you can continue working

If you already have a Master of Science in Nursing, you may be interested in the Nursing Informatics post-graduate certificate.

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

6:00 p.m.

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Earn an MSN Your Way

JU's Nursing Informatics program prepares you to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion or graduate school. The Informatics program was designed for you to complete your way:

  • Small classes provide you with individual attention
    Courses offered in-person, online, or in a hybrid format (in-person and online)
  • Courses offered in 8-week flexible course formats that allow you to take terms off when you need it
  • Work with an academic advisor throughout the program who will assist you with individualizing your program progression in a way that works for your schedule.
18 MonthsFinish the program in as little as 18 months
$77,000Average salary of an Informatics Nurse. This is expected to rise, as the field of Health Informatics is quickly growing.
CCNE AccreditedOur MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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About Our Program

When you graduate from this program, you will have a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Informatics.

JU is working closely with SACSCOC, our accrediting body, to complete the standard accreditation process for our Palm Coast location. We anticipate approval in 2021.

Curriculum

MSN Core

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

Informatics Core

  • NUR 584: Foundations of Nursing Informatics
  • NUR 585: Advanced Nursing Informatics I
  • NUR 586: Advanced Nursing Informatics II
  • NUR 587: Population Health Informatics, Epidemiology, and Evidenced Based Nursing Informatics in a Global Society

Kathryn Kane's StoryImmersive Learning

Dive into a unique learning experience; with Jacksonville University's Keigwin School of Nursing. Students will be immersed in experiential learning utilizing virtual reality labs, telepresence robots, simulation scenarios, and research, giving them first-hand knowledge of patient care.

Learn about Kathryn Kane's story, a student in our 12-Month Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program, by watching her episode on The College Tour. 

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Immersive Learning at Jacksonville University- The College Tour

All right, everyone. Let's head over to the new Health Sciences Center to meet Kathryn. She's a student in JU's 12-month bachelor of nursing program, the only one-year program in the state of Florida. Being a forward-thinking university means embracing the benefits of technology. JU uses interactive tools like virtual reality and robotics to enhance and accelerate learning. Kathryn, the floor is all yours.

Thanks, Alex. I first came to Jacksonville University in 2008 to pursue a degree in Exercise Science, and to play volleyball. After graduating, I worked in healthcare for six years and then decided to pursue a second career in nursing. The U.S. has a dire need for nurses right now, so when JU announced their 12-month inaugural accelerated program, it was an easy decision for me to come back to my alma mater. Dr. Amber Santos and Dr. Melissa Mcrae and JU's Keigwin school of nursing have developed an immersive learning program that gives students a chance to dive into human anatomy and practice patient scenarios to hone our critical thinking skills. We have access to programs that let us see inside diseased lungs and coronary arteries, advancing our education; way beyond the textbooks. We also work with telepresence robots to simulate emergency scenarios with a remote physician or even telehealth services with patients and their families. These programs have boosted my confidence when going into the hospital for our clinical rotations. Ultimately, I'm becoming a safer, more knowledgeable nurse. Jacksonville University offers the only 12-month nursing program in the state of
Florida. It's a rigorous, demanding curriculum designed to address the growing nursing shortage in our country. My classmates and I eat, sleep, and breathe nursing. We built strong bonds, always encouraging and helping one another. 
This is what it means to be a Dolphin. Thanks to JU and immersive learning, I'm going to be a practicing nurse later this year. I've learned not only nursing skills; but stress management, leadership skills, and
research skills for evidence-based practices. Back to you, Alex. 
That is incredible. How cool is it to go inside the human body and learn how major organs function up close? It truly is an immersive experience. Thank you for giving us that demonstration, Kathryn. You will make a fantastic nurse.

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applying to a Nurse Practitioner track)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Active U.S. Nursing License
    • Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida
    • International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English, by providing scores for either: IELTS or TOEFL. If submitting score reports, they must be sent directly to Jacksonville University from the testing institutions.

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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