Nursing Informatics Education and Resources

Leading the nation in nursing informatics education

Nursing Informatics Education

Ranked second in the nation in nursing informatics education by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing prepares nurses and nurse educators to utilize and teach effective use of technology in health care.

The school’s internationally-renowned informatics faculty are uniquely qualified to teach the essential and advanced competencies in nursing informatics and deliver:

  • hands-on experience with the latest technology
  • small class sizes
  • mentoring in big data management and research to improve outcomes
  • offering individual courses, workshops, doctoral programs

Why informatics?

Degree Programs

For those who wish to combine their nursing experience with health IT to expand their impact on health outcomes.

A focus on big data research: For those with a desire to understand and harness big data for discovering patterns and correlations leading to breakthrough health discoveries.


For those wanting to lead the successful deployment and management of a health IT system. 

Professional Development

This course examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and health care in general. It will discuss electronic health record issues and relate ethical and political issues of informatics.

an overview course with a focus on understanding new data analytic methods and application in healthcare. It does not require expertise in mathematics or statistics. The course will cover methods for reuse of big data in the context of healthcare for quality improvement and research, from an interprofessional team perspective