DNP Program in Informatics Leadership
Prepare for executive level informatics roles within healthcare systems and affiliate organizations. You will gain the knowledge to serve as the clinical health IT advisor, influencing the direction of clinical care based on technology and data trends. As one of a select few online DNP Informatics programs in the country, our doctoral degree program emphasizes critical thinking and advanced management and leadership skills. Students also benefit from interactions with nursing leaders from top U.S. healthcare organizations around the country such as Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, Geisinger Health System and Spectrum Health System.

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Specialize in informatics with an online MSN or DNP degree

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What You’ll Gain

  • Real-world solutions for your organization’s challenges
  • Connections to peers at leading organizations around the country
  • A deeper understanding of leading the next generation of nurses

You’ll Learn How To

  • Appraise the needs of complex organizations as they go through strategic decision making and change implementation.
  • Critique roles of leaders and collaborators in planning, providing, and evaluating healthcare.
  • Generate strategic plans for organizational change by utilizing theoretical knowledge, meaningful data, and evidence-based practice while being culturally and ethnically sensitive.
  • How to leverage informatics with your clinical knowledge to positively impact systems management and patient outcomes
  • The ability to lead information systems into health care systems and clinical settings while working with leadership peers in various departments

Program Takeaways

How You'll Learn: Flexible and Fast

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Relevant Curriculum

  • DNP in informatics leadership develops competencies in the application of informatics concepts and analytical techniques, as well as the use of data and information systems, to promote efficiencies and evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Rigorous up-to-date curriculum prepares students to deal with current issues in healthcare and predict trends
  • DNP degree program is accredited by ACEN, an accreditation valued by leading healthcare organizations
American Sentinel University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC (Formerly Distance Education and Training Council-DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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American Sentinel's nursing education Bachelor's and Master's degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791

* DEBT-FREE: Based on 2018 data 60.7% of American Sentinel’s students graduate debt free. This figure includes graduates paying out of pocket for their education and those receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer.  The University also offers payment plans financed over four or nine month increments depending on program of study that will allow a participant to graduate debt free.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) has awarded accreditation to American Sentinel University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with specialty tracks in Executive Leadership and Educational Leadership. The decision was a result of a site visit completed in November 2013. ACEN contact information: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.

MSN in Informatics
If you love technology as much as you love nursing, choosing Nursing Informatics as the specialization for your Master of Science Nursing will show you how to use healthcare data to improve patient outcomes and reduce risk. A specialization in Nursing Informatics gives you a solid foundation in information processing along with the analytical skills you need to use data-driven insights to support best practices.This is one of seven specializations offered by our CCNE-accredited MSN program, specifically designed to be 100% online, giving you maximum flexibility.

Connect your passions for nursing, healthcare and information science with an advanced degree from American Sentinel. 

  • Online courses that offer time and location flexibility
  • Work at your own pace with no mandatory login times
  • One-on-one support from a MySentinel® Student Success Advisor 
  • Doctor Nursing Practice Program
    Only 28 months long with rolling admission
    Year one: four–day residency, we pay for your stay; year two: one–day virtual residency
    Education is 100% online except for one short residency in Aurora, CO
  • Master of Science Nursing Program
    Eight-week courses with monthly starts
    Practice experiences built into your courses
  • MSN Specialization in Nursing Informatics gives you a solid foundation in information processing along with the analytical skills you need to use data-driven insights to support best practices.
  • Rigorous up-to-date curriculum covers a breadth of issues in nursing informatics, including the evaluation of legislation, policies and economics on healthcare systems.
  • Key courses include Clinical and Administrative Systems, Healthcare Informatics, and Healthcare Project Management.

You can afford your MSN or DNP degree

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Competitive tuition rates, various flexible payment options and DNP Travel Assistance Program allow most of our students to graduate debt-free*.

American Sentinel's nursing education Bachelor's and Master's degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The DNP program is for nurses who:

Who is the Program for?

  • Are master’s-educated (licensed RN with a BSN and an MSN or other master’s degree)
  • Have a minimum of one-year full-time experience in an informatics or technology-based nursing leadership role within the last five years

The MSN program is for nurses who:

The MSN, Nursing Informatics is for nurses who:

  • Are BSN-educated (licensed RN with a BSN)
  • Want to manage healthcare information systems in a variety of settings 
  • Are passionate about nursing and technology

"My education makes it possible for me to be a 
skilled leader. I would definitely recommend the informatics MSN program at American Sentinel. Technology has had a dramatic impact on healthcare. This program gives you the skills you need to improve healthcare and maintain high-quality patient care."  

Tammy Parker, MSN Nursing Informatics

"I’d love to have an impact on healthcare in that way during this phase of my career. I know the DNP credential will help me do that."

Clare Benson, DNP Informatics Leadership student

Clare Benson, DNP Informatics Leadership student

Jennifer recently graduated with her MSN in Nursing informatics from American Sentinel. Carolyn Rupp was her student success advisor. Listen to how their relationship has grown and become a true caring friendship.

What Our Students Say: Jennifer Capra, MSN Nursing Informatics