Professional Certificate Programs
Nursing Informatics Professional Certificate Program
Courses: Introduction to Nursing Informatics; Clinical Information Systems; Consumer Health Informatics; and Nursing Informatics Practicum
Cost: $800 (per course)
Completion of the certificate program fulfills the educational requirements for eligibility for the ANCC certification as an informatics nurse if taken for academic credit. For more information about taking the courses for academic credit click here.
Learn how to analyze, develop, and manage information systems for nursing practice and research. Synthesize current nursing informatics applications and analyze the social and ethical impact of nursing informatics practices in this introduction to the field. Get up-to-speed on the current state of the science as well as major issues in research, development, and practice.
Learn about human-computer interface and systems design, health care decision support and clinical guidelines, system selection and evaluation, organizational issues in system integration, project management for information technology change, regulatory policies, the impact of the Internet, economic impacts of e-health, distributed health care information technologies, and future trends.
You’ll get up-to-speed on theoretical models for the delivery of consumer health information, Internet-based information delivery, access to patient information and privacy issues, quality of consumer health information, health literacy, design and development of consumer health information resources, consumer access to clinical information, and current research.
This course gives you the opportunity to synthesize all previous coursework and to demonstrate beginning competency in nursing informatics. You’ll demonstrate your comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities with concrete applications in the context of a real-world environment. Prerequisites: Introduction to Nursing Informatics, Clinical Information Systems, and Consumer Health Informatics.
Course 1 must be completed before proceeding to course 2 or 3. Course 4 is the final course in the series. All of the courses follow the Graduate Academic calendar which are subject to cancellation up to the session date indicated. When registering for this program, please choose a sequence that will accommodate the Introductory course first and the Practicum last.