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-Master's 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.
For more information please contact the Graduate Coordinators.
The Post-Master's NI Certificate is completed in 21 semester credit hours.
For transcript post-master evaluation, email unofficial/official transcripts to Veronica Sifuentes or Georgina Barrera prior to applying to ensure all applicants are applying to start in the correct semester since some courses may qualify for transfer credit.
Current tuition information can be found here or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30am-4pm CST at (806) 743-7867. Additional school fees applied may vary.
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 or by calling 806-743-3025.
"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
The TTUHSC School of Nursing APRN and MSN programs for master’s degree and post-master's certificates are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For inquires about accreditation, please contact CCNE at One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 887-6791 Fax: (202) 887-8476, email firstname.lastname@example.org