College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Technology

  • The Health Informatics & Technology certificate is designed to provide interested candidates with the skills to manage the design, implementation and evaluation of health information systems used across a variety of health care organizations. Curriculum content includes current and emerging technologies to support safe practice environments and enhance patient outcomes in a cost effective way. There is also an emphasis on project management across complex systems and the use of simulation to design effective educational experiences for health care professionals. The program requires completion of 15 quarter credit hours and may be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Below is a typical program of study.*

    Who Should Enroll?

    Professional nurses and non-nurses with undergraduate degrees who are interested in acquiring skills necessary to lead and manage health informatics projects within and across complex health care systems.

    Admission Requirements

    A minimum of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Applications for Fall 2014 entry will be reviewed as received.

    Course Information

    This certificate program will be offered once a year, beginning Fall 2014. Courses will be available online and on the main campus during evening hours.

    Typical Program of Study*

    Fall Quarter

    NURS 5011 - Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
    NURS 5XXX - Simulation and Technology (3 credits)

    Total quarter credits = 6

    Winter Quarter

    NURS 5XXX - Health Informatics II (3 credits)
    NURS 5XXX - Project Management for Health Care Services (3 credits)

    Total quarter credits = 6

    Spring Quarter

    NURS 5XXX - Simulation and Technology Practicum (3 credits)

    Total quarter credits = 3

    Total Certificate Credits = 15

    *Typical program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability,