Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics
This certificate program, which blends nursing science with computer and information science, prepares nurses to more effectively utilize information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Coursework focuses on such key areas as information systems, database concepts, and effective project management. Students who complete this certificate program have the knowledge to integrate data, information, and knowledge to support decision-making processes that affect patients and providers.
Note on Licensure
The post-master's certificate program in Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics is not a licensure-leading program and will not prepare students as nurse practitioners.
Note on Certification
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing board offers a competency-based examination that provides an assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the informatics specialty after initial RN licensure which leads to national certification. Walden Enrollment Specialists can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the ANCC Informatics Nursing board national certification exam visit www.nursecredentialing.org/InformaticsNursing
Note on CCNE Certification
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
- 28 total quarter credits
- Foundation course (3 credits)
- Specialization courses (25 credits)
- Optional additional practicum (5 credits)
The recommended course sequence is as follows:
NURS 6002 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing PracticeOR
NURS 6003 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 6401 - Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare
NURS 6412 - Information and Knowledge Management
NURS 6421 - Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems
NURS 6451 - Evaluation Methods for Health Information Technology
NURS 6441 - Project Management: Healthcare Information Technology
NURS 6461 - Capstone Synthesis Practicum (Optional)
|5 credits (2 didactic; 3 practicum)|
Note on Field Experience and Relocating
Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their student success advisor prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program. Advisors can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their student success advisor immediately when considering relocating.