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MSN Informatics

All applicants and incoming students need to be aware that while the School of Nursing does not require COVID-19 vaccination, our clinical partners are requiring that all students are fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to clinical placement and proof of vaccination must be provided, in advance. The successful completion of the clinical component of your program is essential for graduation. As a result, students will not be able to complete program requirements for graduation without completing the clinical requirement.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Informatics track is the first nursing informatics masters offered by a Texas-based university. This program fills a critical gap in advanced nursing education and prepares nurses for the many existing and emerging informatics roles. The education provided covers a broad spectrum of informatics-based theories and skills, with emphasis on the following, but not limited to: 

  • Data and standards management, data analytics, clinical decision support
  • Project management and quality improvement methods and techniques
  • Public health informatics 
  • Electronic health record evaluation and optimization 
  • Systems development life cycle and workflow assessment methods 
  • Evaluating innovative technologies and digital solutions for clinical care

The nursing informatics track prepares graduates to assume an advanced practice role in nursing informatics. 

A Post-Master’s Nursing Informatics Certificate is also available to those who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing and wish to assume an advanced practice role in nursing informatics.

Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the MSN NI track are sufficiently competent to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Board Certification and the HIMSS Certified Professional in Health Information Management (CPHIMS) Exams.

Disclaimer: Due to changing regulations, the TTUHSC SON Graduate Programs cannot guarantee at the time of submission of an application that we can accept students from a particular state. At this time, we are unable to accept students living in the following states – Arizona, California, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Washington.

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The master's degree program in nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (