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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Madeline Mattern
204 HHD East
University Park
Phone: 814-865-8469

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This 9-credit course series is designed to provide nurses with informatics knowledge and to prepare them to practice in information and technology rich health care environments. Those who complete the certificate will be prepared to assist in the implementation of informatics tools in healthcare environments such as electronic health records, clinical decision support tools, database management and data mining, patient safety technologies such as Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), RFID technologies and smart pumps. The ethical management of private health information and legislative aspects such as HIPAA and the HITECH act are also included.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in NURSING INFORMATICS, a minimum of 9 credits is required.


NURS 357
NURS 458
NURS 460


Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 02/03/2012



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