2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Informatics


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This certificate program, which blends nursing science with computer and information science, prepares nurses to more effectively utilize information technology to enhance the quality of patient care. Coursework focuses on such key areas as information systems, database concepts, and effective project management. Students who complete this certificate program have the knowledge to integrate data, information, and knowledge to support decision-making processes that affect patients and providers.

Certificate Requirements


  • 26 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (25 cr.)
  • Optional additional practicum (5 cr.)

Note on Certification


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Board offers a competency-based examination that provides an assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the informatics specialty after initial RN licensure, which leads to national certification. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the ANCC Informatics Nursing Board national certification exam, students should visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org/InformaticsNursing.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Nursing Informatics Certificate program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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