Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate
Please use this checklist to help you apply to the Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate program.
Nursing informatics is a nursing specialty that draws from computer science, information science, cognitive and decision sciences, and nursing science. You will gain knowledge and skills to enhance patient-care delivery, promote consumer health, utilize nursing research, and provide education through information technology. Completion of the certificate program fulfills the educational requirements for eligibility for the ANCC certification as an informatics nurse. Eligibility for certification has the additional requirement of 1000 hours of clinical informatics practice. The certificate meets the educational requirements of nurses who want to expand their current knowledge base or develop new skills in nursing informatics and meet the growing needs of clinical enterprises that are seeking nurses to fulfill roles in clinical and consumer (e-health) roles. The certificate (12 credit hours) requires completion of three core courses and an additional elective selected by the learner from a list of recommended courses.
Technology brings learners, faculty, and content together in this graduate certificate program. Review technology requirements and resources.
Admissions requirements and procedures
Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.0. Appropriate work experience also will be taken into account in making decisions about admission. Students already admitted into an Indiana University School of Nursing graduate or doctoral program are eligible to earn a graduate certificate. Such students should see their program advisor regarding how this may fit into their plan of study. Any student who wants the certificate must submit the application as directed on the checklist.
Students will be required to receive a final overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to be awarded the certificate. The minimum grade accepted in any single course is B-.
If a student is able to document appropriate graduate course work at another institution, the student can request a transfer of a maximum of three credits. The faculty that oversees the program will make approval decisions of all waiver and substitution requests. No undergraduate courses can be applied to this certificate program.
Maximum time for program completion is four years with no significant breaks (i.e. more than two semesters) between courses. There is no limit to the number of graduate courses that can be taken prior to admission to the certificate program, provided that all course work is completed within a four-year period.
- I630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 cr)
- I631 Clinical Information Systems (3 cr)
- I579 Nursing Informatics Practicum (3 cr)
- I635 Consumer Health Informatics (3 cr)
- L650 Data Analysis for Clinical and Administrative Decision Making (3 cr)
- T619 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr)
Continuing Education Information
Each course in the Nursing Informatics certificate may be taken for a contact hour record rather than academic credit. Whether the course is taken for contact hours or academic credit the course requirements are the same. If you are pursuing a certificate for a contact hour record, please contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at (317) 274-7779 or send e-mail to censg [at] iupui [dot] edu for more information.