Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Nursing: Health Informatics (Bridge)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Nursing: Health Informatics (Bridge)

Format: Online

Program Description:

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.

Enjoy Flexibility With the Online Health Informatics Bridge Pathway¹

The MSN bridge pathway is offered in an online format for busy adult learners with a practicum experience complete locally. Prepare for entry into the MSN program by completing online courses on your schedule.1 You will also have access to online learning resources and support while you complete your studies.

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.

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.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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