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  • Earn your certificate in as little as 12 months with our streamlined curriculum
  • Gain real-world experience with 200 precepted clinical hours
  • Student-centric approach to learning designed for your success
  • Access to comprehensive Career Services support beyond graduation
  • Competitive tuition with financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify

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Post-Master's Nursing Informatics Certificate

Why?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for nurses is expected to increase by 7% between 2019 and 2029, faster than average for all occupations.1

Our post-master’s nursing informatics program builds on your nursing experience to help prepare you for a career in the development and management of healthcare information technology.

Nurses in the field of Informatics can hold a variety of positions and have numerous roles and responsibilities including:

  • Managing the collection, organization and input of data and information
  • Developing curriculums for clinical information and communication systems
  • Providing education and training to healthcare professionals
  • Analyzing multiple approaches/solutions to informatics issues or problems
  • Providing procedural recommendations and innovative solutions to improve use of clinical information systems
  • Implementing informatics solutions to support the provision of patient care, clinical decision making, outcomes management and research
  • Serving as an expert and principal contact for Clinical Information System project-related activity
  • Facilitating cross-functional, collaborative communication

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

Our post-master’s certificate programs are designed for working professionals with asynchronous online classes that let you study when and where it’s convenient for you.

Our streamlined curriculum allows you to earn your certificate in as little as one year.

Get access to one-on-one support every step of your journey, from no-cost tutoring and writing center to a designated Student Success advisor.

Gain hands-on experience through 200 hours of practice experience through clinical placement practicums.

 Our curriculum is in alignment with Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER), which is focused on education reform and meets the education requirements for certification through ANCC.

Why Do Students Choose WCU for their Post-Master’s Certificate?

  • Earn your certificate in as little as one year
  • 200 hours of precepted clinical experience
  • Year-round admissions with classes starting every eight weeks
  • Student-centric approach to learning
  • 24-hour access to library and courses

Online Environment

At WCU, you are not alone. WCU offers you the support and guidance to help achieve your professional goals. Our online classes are energizing, engaging and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing, and on-the-go resources — to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU's online programs are simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, student services and our 24/7 technical support.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its students beyond the last day of classes. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Our Career Services Department provides ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our online MSN students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals to enhance our students’ prospects for securing employment and achieving professional success.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Admissions Requirement

Applicants for West Coast University’s Post-Master’s Nursing Informatics Certificate Program must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Have graduated from an accredited master's or doctoral program in nursing.
  2. Provide proof of a current unobstructed Registered Nurse (RN) license from the United States.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education. Applicants submitting non-U.S. or non-English transcripts should refer to the International Admissions section of the catalog.
  4. Have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0.
  5. One year of direct patient care nursing experience within the past five years is preferred.
  6. English proficiency for all applicants whose first language is not English will be required. Consult with Nursing and Student Affairs for any questions.

Note: Applicants with a cumulative graduate GPA of 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered for admission on probation, but must achieve a "B" (3.0) or better in the first 6 credits in the certificate program to be removed from probation. Students who do not achieve a "B" or better in the first 6 credits will be dismissed from the certificate program.

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Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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