Graduate Department Leadership Program
The Master of Science in Nursing Informatics (NI) Certificate prepares graduates to assume an advanced practice role in nursing informatics. The NI Masters is an online track that requires occasional travel to the Lubbock campus for field experience or immersion work on technical and analytic competencies.
A Post Masters Nursing Informatics Certificate is also available to those who currently hold a Master of Science in Nursing and wish to assume an advanced practice role in Nursing Informatics.
Upon completion of course requirements, graduates of the Masters NI track are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Board Certification and the HIMSS Certified Professional in Health Information Management (CPHIMS) Exams.
The Post Masters NI Certificate is completed in 21 semester credit hours.
Current tuition information can be found here or you may contact Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at
806-743-7867. Additional school fees may apply.
Financial aid (student loans, grants, scholarships) are available upon admittance to the School of Nursing. Additional information may be found at the Financial Aid Office website at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/financialaid.
"As the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) for a large healthcare organization, I find that my graduate education in Nursing Informatics provided me with the tools and knowledge to really help our nurses understand and appreciate the use of technology involved in their work. With the electronic health record, nurses are faced with more complexity in managing the care of their patients. They need to move from being data gatherers to information managers of patient care. A Masters in Nursing Informatics can provide the tools for the Nursing Informaticist to manage expectations of clinicians in understanding the benefits and the challenges of how we use technology to improve operational efficiencies, meet regulatory requirements and improve patient outcomes. It's truly an exciting time to be a Nursing Informaticist — the possibilities for the future are wide open."
Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Innovative Technology Solutions
Texas Health Resources