Applied Nursing Informatics, Graduate Certificate

Applied Nursing Informatics, Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall & Spring
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Empower Your Nursing Career with Advanced Informatics Skills

Discover the path to becoming an informatics-savvy nurse with the UNC Charlotte Graduate Certificate in Applied Nursing Informatics. This program is meticulously crafted for Registered Nurses (RNs) holding BSN or MSN degrees who are eager to elevate their expertise in the digital aspects of nursing practice. Whether you're aiming to improve patient care through technology or seeking to take on a pivotal role in the healthcare informatics field, this certificate is your gateway to advancement.

Tailored for the Modern Nurse

Our program specifically caters to two key groups within the nursing profession:

  1. Administrative Nurses and MSN Students: If you're already in a leadership role or currently enrolled in the UNC Charlotte MSN program, and you anticipate the need to integrate informatics systems into your administrative duties, this certificate will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need.
  2. Nurses Seeking a Specialization in Informatics: For nurses keen on exploring the impact of informatics within their clinical environments, our program offers deep insights into how information technology can enhance patient care and outcomes.

Program Highlights

  • Focused Curriculum: The certificate comprises four courses (12 credit hours), covering the essential aspects of nursing informatics. From implementing electronic health records to conducting data analytics for quality improvement and benchmarking, our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills necessary for a successful career in nursing informatics.
  • Flexible and Online: Understanding the demands on today’s nursing professionals, we offer this program 100% online. It's structured to accommodate your busy schedule, allowing you to balance work commitments while advancing your education and skills.
  • Integration with MSN Curriculum: For those already pursuing an MSN, the courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Nursing Informatics can be seamlessly integrated into your current studies, enhancing your learning experience without extending your educational timeline.

Transform Your Practice with Informatics

Informatics is revolutionizing nursing practice, from managing electronic patient records to supporting critical decision-making processes. By completing this certificate, you'll not only enrich your professional skill set but also position yourself at the forefront of nursing innovation and leadership.

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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

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».