Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate (Post-Master's) R.O.D.P.

ETSU Online Nursing Informatics Graduate Certificate RODP

Nursing Informatics Certificate Program Overview

The online Nursing Informatics Certificate Program provides a formal program of study for master’s-prepared nurses in nursing informatics. The Certificate Program provides an individualized experience through which students gain a strong foundation in healthcare informatics and prepares the nurse for the certification examination in healthcare informatics.

The formal program of study is designed to meet the need for students who already have the Master of Science in Nursing degree without requiring them to complete a second master’s degree.

Application deadlines are as follows: fall semester deadline is February 1; spring semester deadline is July 1; summer semester deadline is December 1

This online Graduate Certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework. Please contact us for more detailed information about this program.


Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the School of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school. Additional admission requirements for the Nursing Administration Certificate Program include:

A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE); Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed; Overall MSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; TOEFL score of at least 600 if native language is not English or equivalent other forms of TOEFL or other exams; A written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing the certificate program. Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice.

Your Nursing Informatics Certificate Program:

Course Requirements

  • NURS 5401 - Introduction of Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)
  • NURS 5402 - Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
  • NURS 5403 - Analysis and Design of Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
  • NURS 5404 - Evaluation of Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
  • NURS 5405 - Health Care Data Analysis Techniques (3 credits)
  • NURS 5407 - Informatics Applications Practicum I (2 credits)
  • NURS 5409 - Informatics Applications Practicum II (2 credits)
  • NURS 5410 - Informatics Practicum (4 credits)

Total Required Coursework Hours: 23 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog
Nursing Informatics Certificate Program


Please Note: Because of state regulatory requirements for nursing programs, students residing outside the state of Tennessee may be required to complete clinical hours in a Tennessee institution or agency. Students wishing to complete clinical courses in their home state may incur additional expenses and/or program time, to cover faculty licensure, travel, and program approval in their state. Regulations governing nursing and higher education vary on a state-by-state basis and cannot always be anticipated in advance of student application to the program. 


R.O.D.P. Graduate Tuition*:

  • $527 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $738 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

Most courses are three credit hours. Full-time student status is 12 or more credits per semester.

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014 - 2015 R.O.D.P tuition and online fees only. Some courses and programs may have additional fees (e.g. studio fees for art courses). More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee pages and the Incidental Fee pages. 

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