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Earn the Skills You Need to Succeed in Health Care

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with Nursing Informatics and e-Health specialization is one of four in the nation and meets the growing demand for nurses who have advanced preparation in informatics, health care technologies, analytics and e-Health. This program is flexible and draws on the strengths of the university including distance delivery, use of technologies and inter-professional approaches.

The nursing department has partnered with the USD Beacom School of Business and the Dakota State University (DSU) College of Business and Information Systems (Department of Health Information Management) to offer the MSN degree. The collaboration will leverage resources in program delivery through sharing of courses via distance delivery, which will enhance student access to expertise in nursing informatics and e-health.

This master’s program specializes and prepares you in the science of how to use data, information systems and health care technologies to direct patient care, improve the delivery of services and lead transformative practice and organizational change. Coursework provides a foundation for nurses in advanced practice roles. It utilizes contemporary nursing concepts to develop leadership capacity in informatics and technology, health care business for the digital economy and application of evidence-based practice to clinical and system improvement.

  • Gain skills in informatics and health care communications

  • Change processes and advance system workflows

  • Promote safety, cost-effectiveness and ethical principles

  • Integrate rules, regulations and requirements of health care technologies to improve patient care

  • Learn about the system design life cycle, health care data management, analysis, application and transformation

  • Apply evidence-based practice to informatics solutions in population health and system improvement

Admission Requirements

For detailed admission requirements, please refer to Nursing in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.


Please note: All courses in the MSN are subject to specific program fees.  Please visit Tuition and Fees for more information.


For more information about the online Master of Science in Nursing, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by email at

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