Nursing and Health Informatics

University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
10250 CAD/year
8126 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Nursing and Health Informatics program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is an unique online/distributed program educates nurses to move into nursing and health informatics roles.


The Nursing and Health Informatics program of University of Victoria, British Columbia provides knowledge, skills and training to identify concerns, design safe and usable systems and address nursing practice issues before and during technology implementation.

Nursing informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science and health information science to identify, define, manage and communicate information and knowledge that supports nursing practice. You’ll graduate with two degrees: a Master of Nursing and a Master of Science in Health Informatics. The program schedule permits students to complete required coursework in two years and requires additional time for conducting the research for a thesis or research project.

Successful implementation of the technologies (e.g., electronic health records, nursing information systems, telehealth) requires nurses working at all levels of care to integrate computer skills and informatics knowledge into their nursing practice. Nursing informatics graduates advance nursing practice by ensureing quality-based health information techology is adoped into use in patient cares.

Career paths

Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in practice, education, research, administration and consultation. They can work in public, private, or corporate settings.

There is a growing demand for knowledgeable nurses who can select, develop, implement, and evaluate information technology.  One hundred per cent of our graduates have found employment immediately after graduation.

As a graduate of the double degree Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics program you will develop advanced competencies in the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Health informatics
  • Research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scholarly Writing for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Qualitative Approaches to Research in Nursing
  • Evaluation of Health Care
  • Database Design
  • Research Methods in Health Informatics
  • Clinical Decision Support and Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online using the official online application form
  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Submit unofficial transcripts of all degree and coursework
  • Assessment Reports
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Employer reference form from someone in a direct supervisory role (Double Degree applicants only)
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8126 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8126 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Nursing and Health Informatics
University of Victoria


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