2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (March 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics

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The School of Nursing offers three certificate programs at the post-master’s-degree level. The certificate program provides the opportunity for nurses trained at the master’s level to pursue specialized training. Each certificate consists of 17 semester credits of graduate-level nursing specialization courses.

Certificate Requirements

  • 17 total semester credits
  • Foundation course (1 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (16 sem. cr.)


Foundation Course

Specialization Curriculum (16 sem. cr.)

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.

Practicum Courses (Option 6 sem. cr.)

Students in the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics program may elect to earn practicum experience by adding two additional courses, NURS 6500 and NURS 6510, to their program of study:


Course Code 

Course Title


NURS 6500

Capstone Synthesis Practicum I


NURS 6510 

Capstone Synthesis Practicum II



Program Data

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