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MSN - Master of Science in Nursing

This guide will assist students in The Rutgers School of Nursing Master’s degree program.

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Rutgers School of Nursing MSN Program

The Rutgers School of Nursing Master’s degree programs offer some of the most progressive nursing programs in the United States. Concentrations in Nursing Informatics and Nursing Leadership prepare students to reach the next level in their nursing careers.

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Nursing Informatics

The School of Nursing offers a Nursing Informatics Masters in Nursing program designed to prepare students for advanced preparation in nursing information systems.

Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology (ANA, 2014).

The Nursing Informatics Specialist improves the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals by optimizing information management and communication. This includes the use of technology in the direct provision of care, in establishing effective administrative systems, in managing and delivering educational experiences, in supporting life-long learning, and in supporting nursing research.

Nursing Leadership

The School of Nursing offers a Nursing Leadership Masters in Nursing program that allows nurses to advance to the position of front line manager in any healthcare setting.  

Students in this program come from varied roles from staff nurse to nurse executive and across varied settings to include practice, academia, and industry. Students develop skills and knowledge needed to evolve the healthcare system.

This option also creates an excellent bridge to the Post-Masters Doctorate with a leadership focus. A Post-Baccalaureate DNP and Post-Masters DNP degree with Leadership Focus are also available.


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