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.
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.
Tuition per credit hour (effective Spring 2018): $411.77
Total tuition for certificate: $7,000
Technology Fee: $75 per semester
Background Check: $55 (one-time fee)
Compliance Check: $35 (one-time fee)
NMC is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.
NMC encourages students to apply for all types of assistance for which they are qualified. Potential resources for this program include:
The Financial Aid Office can help facilitate this process for you. Check out our private education loans to find out how to make an informed choice when selecting a lender.
Contact your organization's human resources office to find out what's available.
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Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their acceptance by letter or phone
To be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:
All nursing informatics certificate students are required to complete specific coursework. The following plan represents progression for the online post-master's certificate as a nurse informaticist. There are a total of 17 credit hours to complete.
Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 560, or by permission
Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 560, NRS 562, or by permission
Prerequisites: All program course work except NRS 569, NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission
Prerequisites: All program course work except NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission
Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships, Federal grants and Federal loans for which they are eligible before considering a private education loan, sometimes called an alternative loan. Terms and conditions for Federal student loans may be more favorable than those of private education loans.
Private education loans allow students to borrow in their own name, without any government guarantee. The loans are based on the borrower's credit, and it is often beneficial to have a credit-worthy co-signer. Since these are not governmental loans, the lender assumes more risk and may charge a higher interest rate, larger loan fees, or have more stringent credit requirements than the federal loan programs. Private loans cannot be combined with federal loans if a student wishes to consolidate his/her loans after graduation.
Applying for a Private Education Loan
Selecting a Lender
Selecting a lender for a private loan is an important decision. The loan programs differ, so it is important that you know the terms and conditions of the loan as well as your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. Students (and families) are encouraged to research the lender benefits, customer service and other information related to loan processing, services and cost. Remember that a loan is a debt that must be repaid, so it is recommended that students borrow wisely and no more than is necessary.
To assist in the comparison and selection process, NMC provides a Preferred Lender List on ELM Select. These lenders were chosen based on the quality of products and services provided. In selecting our preferred lenders we considered several factors: competitive interest rates, low or zero origination fees, borrower benefits such as co-signer release and interest reductions during repayment, stability and reputation, and quality of customer service. As the borrower, it is your right to select a lender not on this list. NMC will process your application for any eligible lender you select.
Click here to access NMC's Preferred Lender List. Remember, you are not required to select a lender from our list. You have the right to select any lender you wish, that offers this type of loan.
Code of Conduct
Educational institutions that participate in Federal Title IV programs are required to publish a code of conduct related to private education loans. This code of conduct applies to all Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) employees, officers and agents of the College, including without limitation individuals who are employed in the Financial Aid Office or who otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans. This code of conduct reflects NMC's commitment to conduct business and administer financial aid programs with integrity, in the interest of students, and in compliance with applicable law.