Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Informatics


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Academic Director: Margaret Reilly, DNS, APRN, CNE
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: Nursing@sps.cuny.edu

Mission

The mission and vision of the School of Professional Studies online nursing programs is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience which will guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Nursing Informatics Advanced Certificate will be able to:

  1. Synthesize organizational science and informatics theory to make changes in nursing practice.
  2. Provide oversight and guidance in the selection and integration of technologies to document patient care and improve health outcomes.
  3. Analyze current and emerging technologies for applications in safety and quality improvement, research and evidence-based practice, and nursing education.

The Program

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

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 in nationally accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs, all transcripts 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
  • Writing Sample required: A discussion of an evidence-based practice project completed in nursing school or in the practice setting, with references
  • Resume

Program Requirements


18 credits are required for the certificate.

Electives


Students must also complete one nursing elective course (3 credits). To satisfy the elective, students may take a course in a specialization area other than the one they are enrolled in, or they may select, in consultation with an academic advisor, a course from another program offered by CUNY SPS (e.g., MA in Disability Studies or the MA in Psychology).
 

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