Apr 14, 2024  
2023-24 NSU Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-24 NSU Graduate Catalog

Nursing Informatics Certificate

Location(s): Online


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OSRHE Program Code: 170
CIP Code: 513813
Certificate Code: 7892

Master of Science in Nursing Embedded Certificate

The primary goal of the Nursing Informatics Certificate is to broaden and deepen nurses’ understanding of skills and strategies  for successful integration of informatics in health care facilities and institutions. 

Recommended steps for completing the Nursing Informatics Certificate:

  1. Evidence of current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  2. A bachelor’s degree

Certificate program must be completed within a timeframe of two (2) years  

Students should take NURS 5473 Facilitating Learning for Health Professionals if they have previously earned course credit for NURS 5613 or its equivalency.  

At least 25 percent of the coursework applied to this embedded certificate must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Create collaborative partnerships with health care colleagues in the role of an informatics nurse.
  2. Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidenced based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice.
  3. Use research, evidence based practice, quality improvement and safety methodologies in the evaluation and improvement of healthcare information systems.
  4. Demonstrate leadership in the professional practice of nursing informatics through the use of effective communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and administrative skills.
  5. Participate at each stage within the health information systems life cycle as a leader and team member.
  6. Use research, evidence based practice, quality improvement and safety methodologies in the evaluation and improvement of healthcare information systems.
  7. Promote the use of healthcare informatics-related education for consumers and healthcare providers.
  8. Integrate legal, ethical, regulatory, technical, and professional standards into the development and implementation of healthcare related information systems.
  9. Manage information, technology, and resources effectively.
  10. Promote the use of healthcare informatics-related education for consumers and healthcare providers.
  11. Integrate knowledge, skills, and scientific findings from nursing science, computer science, information science, and cognitive science in the professional practice of nursing informatics.

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