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Prepare to expand your expertise in today’s technologically advanced health care environment. If you are a practicing nurse who holds a master’s degree in nursing, consider earning a Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate online at Kaplan University.
Our program is designed to help professional nurses like you prepare for a variety of new clinical, educational, research, and administrative challenges. Focus on the representation of health care data and information, and examine computer, information literacy, and management competencies. The Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate program consists of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, you are awarded a certificate.
The certificate’s curriculum is designed to provide specialized knowledge in the area of nursing informatics and could help you prepare to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Informatics Nursing certification exam.†
Graduates may pursue leadership roles in the field of nursing informatics in health care, corporate, and education settings.*
Credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of our master's in nursing program. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
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This course introduces students to the field
of health care informatics and information and communication
technology. The theories, models, frameworks, and competencies
that shape informatics are explored. The course provides content
on informatics terminology and the system life cycle. Specific
focus is placed on Internet technologies, hardware and software
applications, and networked environments.
Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing
Total Program Credits: 30
This course will explore the technology that
prepares the nurse informatics specialist to develop innovative
teaching strategies based on sound pedagogical principles.
Students are introduced to conferencing tools, mind mapping,
virtual worlds, interactive games, and simulations. The use of
voice, videos, animation, and graphics are covered. The student
will explore databases and guidelines used to support
evidence-based research and other research
MN 530 and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing
This course further develops the nurse
informatics specialist's knowledge and skills necessary to
integrate technology, communication devices, and information
systems into the health care setting. The student will explore
the nurse's role related to the application of information system
MN 530, MN 531, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing
This course explores the role of a nurse
leader in strategic information technology system planning and
administration with an analysis of the role of project
management. Legal and ethical policies and procedures that ensure
privacy and confidentiality will be evaluated. Regulatory and
accreditation issues will be analyzed. The course will prepare
the student to be a leader in planning, implementation, and
evaluation of information systems in health care. The emphasis
will be on analysis of project management.
MN 530, MN 531, MN 532, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing
practicum (200 hours), which will take place between this course and the
evidence-based proposal course, allows students the opportunity to apply
concepts of nursing informatics in a health care setting selected by the
student and approved by course faculty. Students will work closely with a
mentor and contract to work on agency-designated projects. Students begin an
evidence-based project proposal that is to be completed in MN 600:
Evidence-Based Practice Project.
MN 530, MN 531, MN 532, MN 533, and completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing
who have successfully completed the core and specialization courses have a theoretical
base in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, finance, and organization
of the health care delivery system. Students also have a theoretical base in advanced
practice issues, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, and biostatistics.
In this capstone course, students demonstrate their depth of knowledge by working
with a mentor to identify a problem in the student’s concentration area
amenable to an evidence-based solution showing mastery of the program outcomes.
Students integrate diverse content areas and submit an evidence-based practice project
proposal that addresses the identified problem.
Completion of all core courses in the Master of Science in Nursing or prior completion of a master’s degree with an upper-level major in nursing, and completion of all specialization courses; students may not concurrently register for MN 519, MN 520, MN 534, or MN 599
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.