Nursing Informatics

Academics & Admissions

We are still accepting Fall 2021 graduate applications beyond the stated deadlines. Submit your application today!

Over the years, technology has profoundly impacted how our health care system stores and manages crucial information and communication, increasing the demand for nursing informatics specialists.

Program Overview

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for fall admission

Credits and hours

37 credits + 225 clinical hours


2-year and
part-time study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you to use technology to provide care, create effective administrative systems, manage and deliver educational experiences, support life-long learning, and impact nursing research.

Your work will support key people like nurses, patients, and interprofessional health care teams in their decision-making across roles and settings, using information structures, processes, and technology to achieve desired outcomes. [1]

Student testimonial

All nurses should have some knowledge of informatics because it’s needed to provide care to their patients. Nursing informatics increases the quality of patient care because it reduces errors.

Linda John, Student

Student testimonial

For me, this has just been a perfect fit. I have an extensive career as a bedside nurse. So when I come to put it with technology, for me, it is just like the glue that is putting it all together.

Ann Forbes, Alumna

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the Informatics Nursing Certification Examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


[1] American Nurses Association. (2014). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed). Washington DC: Author.

Melinda Jenkins

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Melinda L. Jenkins is an Associate Professor and Specialty Director of the Informatics Program. She is an experienced primary care nurse practitioner and administrator with exceptional credentials in clinical and consumer informatics.