By completing the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics, the student will gain knowledge and skills in the practice of nursing informatics, which includes management of healthcare data and information and the use of data and Information for guiding decisions to improve processes and outcomes in healthcare settings.
In the U.S. healthcare system, data and its transformation into information are critical drivers of clinical decisions and achievement of healthcare quality and safety; consequently, the theoretical knowledge provided in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics program prepares a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing to move into a variety of nursing informatics positions within healthcare delivery systems. The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics program allows nurses to maintain employment in informatics or advance their roles should they want to change career paths to this specialty area that has growing demand.
Students have the option of completing only the theory courses for the Informatics Specialty Track. National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing informatics, visit nursingworld.org/our-certifications
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics: With or Without Practicum
Certificate: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics
- 3 Full Time With Practicum (18 credit hours)
- 1.5 Full Time Without Practicum (9 credit hours)1
Without the practicum, students may not be eligible for certification; for additional details, check certification criteria.
|Specialty Courses for Nursing Informatics Certificate|
|NR-541||Practice of Nursing Informatics||3|
|NR-542||Managing Data and Information||3|
|NR-543||Information Workflow in Healthcare||3|
|Optional Nursing Informatics Practicum|
|NR-640B||Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum I||3|
|NR-642||Informatics Nurse Specialist Concluding Graduate Experience I||3|
|NR-643||Informatics Nurse Specialist Concluding Graduate Experience II||3|
For the most up-to-date curriculum grids, visit chamberlain.edu/curriculum.