Pursue a Health Informatics Bridge Pathway in Your Nursing Career
Transform your healthcare career at the intersection of two fields: healthcare and information technology. The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics) pathway is for experienced RNs who do not hold a BSN and desire to gain admittance into master’s-level health informatics nursing studies.
A non-nursing bachelor’s degree is required for this healthcare informatics bridge pathway. You will have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in preparation to apply for the Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics program, offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. The MSN program teaches RNs to utilize data, information and statistics to inform patient outcomes, reduce costs and optimize operational efficiency.
Benefits of the MSN Bridge Pathway
Using emerging technology, this nursing health informatics bridge pathway positions nursing leaders to apply leading edge theories and methods toward the generation, management and sharing of healthcare data.
Nursing Health Informatics Course Topics
Through nursing health informatics focused courses, you will be taught critical foundations of healthcare informatics and nursing, including:
- Nursing management
- Health assessment
- Statistical analysis
- Community and public health models
Complete Your Bridge Pathway From an Accredited University
GCU is an institutionally accredited university and has been so since 1968. After completing this bridge pathway from GCU, you will be eligible enter the MSN health informatics program. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.
Bridge MSN: Health Informatics FAQs
If you’re looking for an option that offers you the opportunity to apply to master’s-level nursing studies, read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about completing the online health informatics bridge pathway.1
1 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.
2 American Nursing Association. (2014). Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Ed. Retrieved June 21, 2023.
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