The healthcare informatics certification introduces students currently in health care and nursing students to a career of informatics technology. The certificate program will provide an overview of healthcare informatics as it relates to technology within a health care facility, informatics concepts and principles informatics, decision making based on data, and data management.
The certificate program requires the completion of 16 semester units with four didactic courses and one practicum requiring completion of 208 hours. The four didactic courses are delivered in hybrid format. Students who enter or complete the certificate program with at least 300 hours of documented work experience in health informatics may request a waiver for the practicum. The courses completed for the certificate may also be applied to a master's degree program.
HNU's Nursing informatics graduate certificate program is aligned with American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essential, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competences, and Technology Informatics Guiding Education Essential, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competences, and Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative Informatics competences.