This graduate certificate program in Healthcare Informatics prepares graduates as leaders with advanced competencies essential to informatics within healthcare systems, to address healthcare quality and safety challenges and achieve optimal organizational outcomes. This program is designed for those with a graduate degree and a healthcare background (nursing, medicine, public health, dentistry, nutrition sciences, pharmacy, etc.). No previous experience in healthcare informatics is required. To be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification exam students will need to complete the 12 credit option, including the 200 hour, 3 credit practicum.
The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level. Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers. Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.
College of Nursing
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
All applicants to the certificate program should review the application information on the College of Nursing's website. RN licensure is not required for this certificate - it is open to non-nurses. Additional program information, including curriculum and practicum requirements, is available here: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/content/graduate-nurse-practitioner-certificates
We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the certificate program.
Certificate students may not be eligible for financial aid.
Students are admitted to the certificate program once per year for an August start. Applications open in February with deadlines in Early April. Applicants are encouraged to review the information and updated deadlines on the College of Nursing website prior to submitting an application. Additional program information, including curriculum and clinical requirements, is available here: https://www.nursing.arizona.edu/content/graduate-nurse-practitioner-certificates
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
NURS 646 Healthcare Informatics: Theory & Practice- 3 units
NURS 647 Human Factors in Health Information Technology- 3 units
NURS 634 Database Management in Healthcare Systems- 3 units
NURS 736 Technology for Expanding Care Capacity- 3 units
NURS 694 (optional) Informatics Practicum- 3 units
NURS 648 Healthcare Informatics: Theory and Research- 3 units
The certificate is a minimum of 9 units, with an optional 3 unit practicum for a total of 12 units.
** Practicum is optional. Practicum hours can be taken in any semester or spread across the semesters. Students wishing to be eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nursing Certification exam will need to complete 3 credits of NURS 694. Students choosing to enroll in 3 units of NURS 694 for this certificate will complete a minimum of 225 contact hours of internship under the supervision of an Informatics faculty member.
More informaiton about this certificate program including the program guide, will be posted here in Fall 2021.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.