Nursing Informatics Certificate
Nursing Informatics Certificate for MSN Professionals
Do you have an interest in data and want to make a change in your profession? The Post-Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate from Nebraska Methodist College prepares nursing professionals to transition from their current healthcare roles to experts who use data analysis to improve population outcomes.
Nurse informaticists fill a critical role in the modern healthcare system, optimizing patient outcomes via the implementation of big data made possible due to developments in information technology. This is the only certificate program of its kind in the region.
The online format caters to working nurses and allows them to balance educational goals with personal and professional responsibilities.
Nursing Informatics Certificate Program Information
- This certificate program can be completed online in 12 months.
- Informatics is a great option for working RNs with an MSN degree who are interested in harnessing data to optimize overall patient outcomes.
- The curriculum is 17 credit hours
- Courses are five or ten weeks long, with one week off before the start of the next course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
- Upon completion of the program, graduates will have completed 200 clinical hours and be eligible for informatics certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Nurse Informaticist Salary & Job Outlook
Salaries for nurse informaticists vary widely in the U.S. and are based upon many factors, including geography, job description, specialty and experience. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conducted a survey in 2014 that found a median salary of $93,000 across the United States, with nursing informatics certification holders generating a higher average salary than those who don't.
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
The master's degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
To be successful with your online courses, you should have a basic understanding of computers and the internet. Read more about the minimum knowledge and hardware requisites on our Online Technology Requirements page.