Nursing Informatics, Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website. (Submit all materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.) Students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Each student must hold a B.S.N. degree from a program accredited by ACEN, CCNE, or an equivalent accrediting body.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3. 0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework.
  • Undergraduate coursework must include 3 semester credit hours of basic statistics and 3 semester credit hours of basic research with a grade of C or better.

If a student plans to sit for the ANCC-informatics nursing credentialing, they must also:

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or hold the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Have practiced the equivalent of 2 years full time as a registered nurse immediately prior to application.

Plan of Study

Course Requirements
HP 605The Role of EHR and PHR3
HP 615Health Quality and Safety3
HP 620Legal Health & Informat3
HP 630Research Methods and Data3
IS 5353
or IS 623 Database Management
HP 650Health Infor Practicum3
Total Credit Hours18

Courses in the certificate can be also applied to a master’s degree in health informatics.