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The Post-Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics is a combination of Information Science, Computer Science and Nursing Science. It includes the development, analysis, and evaluation of information systems that support, enhance and manage patient care. Informatics nurses are involved in practice, education, research, administration, and consultation and can work in public, private, or corporate settings. Career opportunities for graduates of this specialty are numerous.

Graduates of this program are prepared to analyze clinical information systems for adoption by healthcare systems, manage projects in a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare informatics environment, consult with companies in the design of healthcare information systems, and develop informatics applications for telehealth, consumer health, and community-based care. Graduates of the Post-Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics may be eligible for the Nursing Informatics Certification Exam, offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Certified Associate in Health Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) or Certified Professional in Healthcare Information &Management Systems (CPHIMS), offered by Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMMS). (Note: Visit the ANCC and HIMSS websites for eligibility requirements).

Admissions

All applications to the School of Nursing are reviewed by faculty in that specific major/area of concentration. Applicants must meet a variety of criteria in order to be considered.

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.

Criteria for admission to the Post-Professional Nursing Informatics Certificate include:

  • Valid registered nurse license in state where clinical experiences are performed;
  • 3.0 or higher in MSN, DNP or higher nursing degree (from an ACEN (NLN), ACICS, or CCNE accredited program);
  • Satisfactory resume;
  • Pre-admission interview;
  • Complete online application

Note: Students are admitted to fall cohorts.

Admission of International Students

Applications from international students are reviewed according to the admission criteria stated above, and admissions deadlines for all programs are available online. The online application must be completed in English.  See the School of Nursing International Applications page for specific admission requirements for international applicants.

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Please visit the Nursing Informatics Certificate page for a full list of program courses and descriptions. Some courses at the School of Nursing include exams that are proctored. Pitt Online will work with students to identify an approved testing center in their area. Please note that proctoring sites typically charge a fee for this service, which may range from $20 – $50 per test. Pitt Online will help students to identify the most economical testing center in their area.

Curriculum

Please visit the Nursing Informatics Certificate page for a full list of program courses and descriptions. Some courses at the School of Nursing include exams that are proctored. Pitt Online will work with students to identify an approved testing center in their area. Please note that proctoring sites typically charge a fee for this service, which may range from $20 – $50 per test. Pitt Online will help students to identify the most economical testing center in their area.

Inquiries and General Information

If you have questions about enrollment or registration, please contact School of Nursing Student Affairs & Alumni Relations Office.

Phone: 412-624-4586
Toll Free: 1-888-747-0794
Email: sao50@pitt.edu

School of Nursing
3500 Victoria Street
240 Victoria Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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