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Health Care Informatics Certificate


The health care informatics certificate program provides an opportunity for health care professionals, particularly those health care professionals without a BS in nursing, to acquire knowledge and skills in the rapidly progressing field of informatics. With the recent movement towards the adoption of the electronic health record and the need for IT infrastructure to increase patient safety and facilitate evidence-based practice, there is a growing need for more informatics specialists. This certificate provides opportunities for those new to the field and those who may be practicing in the field and need a professional update.

For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness​.

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Tuition Rate

The 2019-2020 Tuition Rate for Extended Studies is $690 per credit hour plus fees.

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Application Instructions

If you are applying for a certificate, be sure to select the specific specialty as your desired program of study. If you would like to take individual courses, simply select Nondegree/Non-matriculated Student.

Be sure to address the program requirements within the open reponse field for purpose of registration.
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Program Coursework

To receive a Health Care Informatics Certificate, students must complete 16 credit hours of coursework.

Informatics Core Courses

  NURS 6794: Decision Support (3 Credits - Fall)

  NURS 6274: Semantic Representation (3 Credits - Spring)

  NURS 6289: Information Systems Life Cycle (4 Credits - Fall/Spring)

Specialty Options (Select 2)

  NURS 6279: Knowledge Management (3 Credits - Summer)

  NURS 6284: Digital Tools for Connected Health (3 Credits - Fall)

  NURS 6285: Human Computer Interaction Design (3 Credits - Fall)

  NURS 6286: Foundations of Health Care Informatics (3 Credits - Fall/Spring)

  NURS 6293: Database Management Systems (3 Credits - Spring)

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