Applied Nursing Informatics, Graduate Certificate

Applied Nursing Informatics, Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Spring
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The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics is designed for nurses who hold BSN or MSN and desire to enhance their skills in clinical application of nursing informatics. The course content is focused on implementing, managing, or conducting analytics using clinical/administrative information systems. The Certificate consists of 4 courses (12 credit hours) that can be taken over a calendar year. The courses toward the certificate can be taken concurrently with other M.S.N. curriculum. 

The certificate targets two primary groups of nurses, (1) those who are in administrative positions or enrolled in the MSN program and will be responsible for using or implementing informatics systems as part of administrative responsibilities or (2) nurses who are interested in the role of informatics within their worksites. Informatics is at the center of nursing practice from electronic patient records, quality improvement/benchmarking, assessing patient outcomes, and decision-supporting algorithms.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 


Application Deadline: 

  • July 15 (fall)
  • November 1 (spring)

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • BSN or MSN from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in NC or compact state.
  • A Statement of Purpose that includes a description of the applicant’s interest in nursing informatics and career plans using the certification.  The statement is not exceed 1 page in length.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation.
  • GRE or other standardized test are not required.
  • HCIP 6102: Healthcare Data Analysis (3)
  • HCIP 6380: Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
  • NURS 6187: Health Informatics and Financial Management for Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6188: Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Nursing (3)

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their graduate courses and may not accumulate more than two C grades.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $66.67 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $4,266.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $66.67 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $7,244.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $66.67 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $13,978.00 est. program cost