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Undergraduate Certificate in
Nursing Informatics


The online nursing informatics certificate is a 9-credit program of study, which may be earned as part of the RN to BSN program or as a stand-alone certificate. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete a grade of "C" or better.

Note: The curriculum in Penn State's online nursing informatics certificate will help prepare you for national certification and you will receive a certificate from Penn State upon successful completion of the courses. However, you will still need to pass the official certification exam and meet all of the eligibility requirements in order to be awarded the national credential.

Prescribed Courses (9 credits)

  • 3

    An introduction to nursing informatics focusing on technology applications to the nursing profession.

  • 3

    A case-based collaboratory designed for the exploration and analysis of the ethical dilemmas facing health care informatics practitioners.

  • 3

    An exploration of clinical informatics tools to support informatics practice.

Course Availability

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