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Online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate (MSN)

Program Overview

Use Informatics to Improve Patient Care.

Enhance healthcare decision making while analyzing, designing and implementing information and communication systems.

Enhance healthcare decision making while analyzing, designing and implementing information and communication systems.

Program Highlights


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Utilize Informatics to Improve Patient Care

The MSN post-master’s certificates from Queens University of Charlotte were designed for nurses who hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree and desire to expand career opportunities. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate gives you experience in the implementation of information and communication systems, study of their effectiveness and the education of nursing informatics and information technology.

You will benefit from 100 percent online instruction from faculty with hands-on experience in the field, and affordable tuition. Choose to study part-time or full-time and complete your certificate in three semesters.

Career Outlook: Apply Research to Practice

Our online nursing informatics program will prepare you to combine informatics research, information technology and communication systems in order to improve patient care.

Informatics Nurse:


As an informatics nurse, you would optimize the use and function of electronic medical records.1

Clinical Informatics Specialist:


As a clinical informatics specialist, you would analyze and document important patient data in order to improve the patient experience.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Clinical information specialist
  • Clinical terminologist
  • Nursing informatics analyst
  • Information practice specialist


Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.

The clinical informatics post-master’s certification includes 17 credit hours. You will study leadership principles and practices, financial management for nurse leaders, clinical information systems and healthcare data implementation, management and evaluation. Then, you will complete 225 clinical hours in a nursing informatics residency.

Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate (17 credit hours)

  • NUR 661 Leadership Principles and Practices – 3 credits
  • NUR 662 Financial Management for Nurse Leaders – 3 credits
  • NUR 665 Clinical Information Systems – 3 credits
  • NUR 666 Healthcare Data Implementation, Management and Evaluation – 3 credits
  • NUR 669 Nursing Informatics Residency – 4 credits

Note: NUR 665, NUR 666, and NUR 669 will be offered in August 2021.

Course Spotlight: NUR 665 Clinical Information Systems

This course examines systems design life cycle, workflow support/analysis, data collection and application of technology to education, clinical simulation, workflow and professional development. Prerequisite: NUR 662.

Course Spotlight: NUR 666 Healthcare Data Implementation, Management and Evaluation

This course examines integration of systems, data warehousing, technical standards, archiving principles, backup processes, analysis, decision support systems and project planning in varied environments. Prerequisite: NUR 665.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the online Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate from Queens, you’ll need:

Tuition Details

This 17 credit hour certificate costs $550 per credit hour, plus a $35 clinical fee per semester. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ Post-Master’s Certificates, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You must hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another university to be admitted for an MSN post-master’s certificate. You must also hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will complete any practicum requirements of the program.

The Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates can be completed in two semesters. The Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificates can be completed in three semesters.

With a Nursing Administration post-master’s certificate, you could work as a clinical nurse manager, nursing director, assistant director of nursing, specialty clinic director, vice president of clinical operations or nurse executive. The Clinical Nurse Leader post-master’s certificate could lead to a position as a clinical nurse leader, clinical case manager, nurse navigator, clinical nurse coordinator, quality care coordinator or clinical program coordinator. A Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate gives you the experience to work as a nurse educator, nursing instructor, clinical nurse educator, clinical education specialist, program coordinator, orientation specialist, professional development specialist and clinical practice and education specialist. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate could lead to work as a clinical informatics nurse, clinical information specialist, clinical terminology, nursing informatics analyst or information practice specialist.

Each post-master’s certificate program has course requirements. The Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates require 11 credit hours. The Clinical Nurse leader post-master’s certificate and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate requires 17 credit hours. Each certificate includes residency with clinical hours.

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  1. PayScale (Feb. 29, 2020). Average Informatics Nurse Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from
  2. PayScale (n.d.). Average Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from