The Graduate Certificate in Applied Nursing Informatics is designed for nurses who hold a BSN or graduate nursing degree and desire to enhance their skills in clinical application of nursing informatics. The course content is focused on implementing, managing, or conducting analytics using clinical/administrative information systems. The certificate program consists of four courses (12 credit hours) that can be taken over a calendar year. The courses toward the certificate can be taken concurrently with Nurse Administration and other M.S.N. curriculum. The certificate program is offered online.
B.S.N. or M.S.N. with a minimum GPA of 2.8 from a college or university accredited by an accepted accredited body
Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in NC or compact state
Statement of Purpose that includes a description of the applicant's interest in nursing informatics and career plans using the certification; the statement is not exceed one page in length
Three letters of professional recommendation
Note: GRE or other standardized test scores are not required.
Required Courses (12 credit hours)
HCIP 6102 - Healthcare Data Analysis (3)
HCIP 6380 - Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
NURS 6187 - Financial, Human, and Information Technology Resource Management in Complex Systems (3)
NURS 6188 - Application of Nursing Informatics in Strategic Planning and Decision-Making (3)
Completion of 12 credit hours of required coursework within five years
This is an online program; access to a computer and reliable internet is required
Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses and may not accumulate more than two C grades.