Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2022 Regular Deadline Extension: June 16, 2022

HEGIS Code: 1203.12

Nurse informatics specialists play a crucial role in all healthcare environments as they are charged with ensuring that the best available scientific data and technology are available to design and implement plans for patient care. Informatics nurses use, integrate, and analyze technology to make changes in nursing practice, advance health outcomes, and facilitate research and education.

The online Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics is an 18-credit program that gives nurses the additional knowledge and practice needed to expand their expertise within this specialized field.

In addition to a practicum component, the program explores content in:

  • Management of decision support and health information systems
  • Project management, systems analysis, and design for quality patient outcomes
  • Nursing informatics applications for education, research, quality management, patient care, and evidence-based practice

Career Scope and Academic Prospects

The American Medical Informatics Association estimated that up to 70,000 health informatics specialists will be needed across the healthcare system over the next several years.

According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), nearly half of nurse informaticists indicated having a salary of over $100,000 in 2017, which is a 13% increase from the salaries reported in 2014. Additionally, 53% of nurse informaticists with a post-graduate degree earned over $100,000 compared to the 37% of nurses who only held a bachelor’s degree.

Graduates of the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics are prepared for a number of employment opportunities such as Clinical Informatics Nurse, Informatics Nurse Specialist, Director of Clinical Informatics, and RN Clinical Applications Coordinator as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center Informatics Nursing Certification Examination.

Accreditation

This program is registered with the NYS Education Department.

The Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics is comprised of the four specialty courses and one graduate elective in the CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing Informatics program. The specialty courses include a Practicum experience in Nursing Informatics.

See a full list of the online nursing programs offered at CUNY SPS.

Meet our Faculty

Estimated number of adjunct faculty teaching in the program: 50

Margaret Reilly
Professor, DNS, Nursing Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Academic Director – Undergraduate & Graduate

Patricia Bartley-Daniele
Associate Professor, PhD, Nursing Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Coordinator MS in Nursing Education
Undergraduate & Graduate

Kenya Harris
Professor, EdD, Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
St. John’s University Nursing

Jan Kaminsky
Assistant Professor, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate

Anne Marie Leveille-Tulce
Assistant Professor, PhD, Nursing
CUNY Graduate Center
Undergraduate & Graduate

Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio
Associate Professor, EdD, Educational Leadership
Northcentral University

Lilly Mathew
Associate Professor, PhD, Nursing
University of Arizona
Coordinator MS in Nursing Informatics
Undergraduate & Graduate

Linda Paradiso
Assistant Professor, DNP, Nurse Executive
Old Dominion University

Admissions Criteria

To qualify for admission to the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing (could include Nurse Practitioner)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a 4.0 from a nationally accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs, all transcripts must be provided
  • An unencumbered nursing license and a current registration
  • Admission essay highlighting education and career achievement, including specific examples of problem-solving while working in the practice setting, leadership experience at the bedside or in other settings, and professional and community awards
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a Master’s or Doctoral prepared nurse educator or faculty and one from a nurse leader who served as an immediate supervisor
  • Submit a scholarly work consisting of a 2-page summary (maximum 1000 words, excluding title and reference page) on one of the following: Evidenced-Based Practice project, Research study, Practice Improvement Project, or Quality Improvement Project
  • Resume

Residency Requirement*
In order to enroll in the RN to BS in Nursing program, students must provide documentation of one of the following categories:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency
  • Granted asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, withholding of removal, deferred enforced departure, deferred action status by the U.S. Government, deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or permanently residing in the United States under color of law (PRUCOL)

*International students may enroll in fully online degree programs. However, our online programs do not qualify for student visas.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2022 Regular Deadline Extension: June 16, 2022
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