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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing


Program Options

Each program has a separate application. Choose the certificate option that is right for you in order to apply.

Health information technology (HIT) has been identified as one of the highest growth industries by the U.S. Department of Labor. This means that the federal government is providing tuition funding to support progression in career pathways to develop the health information workforce that can facilitate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful health information exchange (HIE).

Each certificate program is one year in length and requires five 3-credit courses. Applicants must attend full-time which translates into two courses in the fall and spring semester and one course in the summer. 

We have a very limited number of master’s degree scholarships to provide. We have two master degree programs available through this scholarship. The master of science with a specialty in health care informatics through the College of Nursing requires a nursing degree. To learn more about this program, visit the health care informatics master’s program page. Clinical sciences (CLSC) graduate program, which is associated with the Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute (CCTSI) offers a 30 credit master of science in clinical sciences (MSCS).

Identify the best career path for you

The five-course graduate certificate program is entirely online and can be completed in three academic semesters. Students who are funded through this program will receive support for their tuition expenses and must complete its requirements within one calendar year.

Students receiving financial aid will be required to choose among three career paths defined by the ONC:

The master of science (MS) in healthcare informatics degree program requires 2 years of full-time study. The funding provides MS students with tuition support (up to 60%), a stipend and student health insurance.

Students receiving financial aid will be prepared for the following career path defined by the ONC:

  • Clinical/Public health leader