Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics Online


Expand the scope of your impact in healthcare. Earn your Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics online and become an in-demand specialist with expertise in leveraging data and information systems to improve patient outcomes.

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Program Overview

Accomplish your goals with the help of an online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Play a key role in improving healthcare delivery systems by integrating data and technology into decision-making and workflow processes. Learn how to bridge communications between clinical and IT professionals and deepen your knowledge of related legal and regulatory issues.

With no GMAT or GRE required, this affordable Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics online program prepares you for high-demand positions such as Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Electronic Health Record System Integration Specialist and Telehealth Clinical Coordinator.

Finish in as few as 12 months and be prepared to sit for exams including the ANCC Informatics Nursing certification exam and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate skills necessary to integrate technology and use information systems to support evidence-based decision-making
  • Analyze current regulations and practices around healthcare and clinical data
  • Perform data analysis and reporting related to both patient and/or system outcomes
  • Analyze workflow processes in various clinical settings to improve the healthcare delivery process
  • Manage communications and relationships between system developer and interprofessional clinical users to support system and patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to integrate technology and use information systems to support evidence-based decision-making
  • Analyze current regulations and practices around healthcare and clinical data
  • Perform data analysis and reporting related to both patient and/or system outcomes
  • Analyze workflow processes in various clinical settings to improve the healthcare delivery process
  • Manage communications and relationships between system developer and interprofessional clinical users to support system and patient outcomes

Career opportunities:

  • Nurse Informatics Educator
  • Nurse Informaticist
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Informatics Clinician
  • Clinical Nurse Informatics Specialist
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Perioperative Informatics Nurse
  • Telehealth Clinical Coordinator
  • Electronic Health Record System Integration Specialist
  • Informatics Consultant
  • Quality Improvement
  • Nurse Informatics Educator
  • Nurse Informaticist
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Informatics Clinician
  • Clinical Nurse Informatics Specialist
  • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Perioperative Informatics Nurse
  • Telehealth Clinical Coordinator
  • Electronic Health Record System Integration Specialist
  • Informatics Consultant
  • Quality Improvement

Also Available:

Millersville University offers a variety of affordable nursing programs in a flexible online format. Explore our full range of online nursing programs.

$10,890* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
18 Credit Hours

Accreditation

The Millersville University Master’s Degree in Nursing Program (Nurse Educator track delivered via distance education, Nurse Leader track delivered via distance education, and School Nurse track delivered via distance education) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037. 202-909-2487.

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Tuition

Enjoy low, pay-by-the-course tuition

Millersville University offers accessible and affordable online nursing programs. Take advantage of affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for our Graduate Certificate – Nursing Informatics online program.

Tuition breakdown:


$10,890* Total Tuition
$605 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Choose a start date and secure your spot

Millersville online programs are flexible and convenient, offering multiple start dates per year. View the calendar to choose your start date and review the corresponding deadlines.

7-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer 15/6/244/26/244/29/245/6/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/14/246/19/246/24/246/24/24
Fall 18/26/248/16/248/20/248/26/248/26/24
Fall 210/21/2410/11/2410/15/2410/21/2410/21/24
Spring 11/21/251/10/251/14/251/21/251/21/25
Spring 23/17/253/7/253/11/253/17/253/17/25

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4/26/24 Apply Date
5/6/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

Review the requirements for your online Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate

Review our streamlined admission process for this online nursing program. Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics online program include:


  • Complete the online application and submit application fee(s)
  • Official transcript(s) from all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Active RN license in Pennsylvania or in the state where clinical practice or internship is to be arranged
  • MSN from an accredited program (CCNE, CNEA or ACEN)
  • MSN grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • When GPA is below this, provisional acceptance may be considered if the candidate demonstrates graduate study potential by other means
  • Two professional letters of recommendation—one must be from a supervisor
  • Statement of intent/purpose (include why you’re interested, why you think you would succeed in the program and what you plan to do with the degree in the future)
  • Minimum of one year of clinical experience in nursing, but two years is preferred
    • Waived for graduates of the Millersville University BSN program
  • Interview with program coordinator of nursing program
    • MU will establish two times each week when interviews will be held. Once the applicant is notified that their application is complete, they will be provided with a link to schedule their 20 min interview. An admission decision will be made immediately following the interview.
    • MU assumes all materials will be submitted at least a week in advance of the interview, allowing the University to make an immediate decision afterward. Interviews can be scheduled with incomplete applications, but the admission decision will be delayed until all outstanding materials are submitted.

Plan to provide the additional documents listed below with your completed application:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae (include all clinical experience to date)
  • Copy of your RN license (include state where licensure is held, RN number and expiration date)

Instructions for document submission

Applicants can submit transcripts/documents to:

Email: [email protected]

Mail:
Millersville University
c/o Graduate Admissions
PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:


  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Active RN license
  • One year of clinical nursing experience

Courses

Check out the online Graduate Certificate – Nursing Informatics curriculum

Students in the Graduate Certificate – Nursing Informatics online program must complete the following six courses for a total of 18 credit hours.

Students must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of the ways in which information and technology influence practice and decision -making in various aspects and specialties of nursing practice, such as clinical, education, leadership and research, is the major focus of the course. Advances in technology that support and enhance the delivery of care and interdisciplinary communication are addressed. The legal, ethical, cultural, economic and social factors affecting healthcare are also explored.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced discussion the role and impact of the nursing informatics specialist. Analysis of the impact on health and safety (QSEN) outcomes, as well as the impact of the human-technology interaction is included. Additional focus on the impact of technological and societal trends on patients and patient outcomes, as well as compliance and regulatory mandates. Prereq: NURS 504
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focused on the impacts of knowledge discovery and meta-analysis of data trends to impact healthcare outcomes. Understanding workflow processes, informatics solutions and their interplay are core concepts address. Methods to synthesize knowledge, use decision support and outcomes management to support reimbursement and advanced nursing science are addressed. Prereq: NURS 504
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the role of design thinking and project management on operational architecture and information management. Consideration of the system life cycle to manage information exchange and accomplish key clinical operations. Prereq: NURS 504
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction the principles of data science and data analytics in context of healthcare. Focus on use of data, data visualization, and data analysis to impact and improve patient care outcomes and healthcare workflow processes. Examination spans generation of quality data using common languages through analysis, application, and evaluation. Prereq: NURS 504
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice through an intensive practicum experience. The practicum provides the opportunity for the nursing informatics student to develop advanced clinical experience within a selected population and/or setting (112 hours of practicum required). Prereq: 641, 642, 642, & 644

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