School of Nursing

Certificate in Nursing Informatics

The Post-Professional Certificate in Nursing Informatics is a combination of Information Science, Computer Science and Nursing Science. It includes the development, analysis, and evaluation of information systems that support, enhance and manage patient care. Informatics nurses are involved in practice, education, research, administration, and consultation and can work in public, private, or corporate settings. Career opportunities for graduates of this specialty are numerous.

Graduates of this program are prepared to analyze clinical information systems for adoption by healthcare systems, manage projects in a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare informatics environment, consult with companies in the design of healthcare information systems, and develop informatics applications for telehealth, consumer health, and community-based care.


All applications to the School of Nursing are reviewed by faculty in that specific major/area of concentration. Applicants must meet a variety of criteria in order to be considered.

Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.

Criteria for admission to the Post-Professional Nursing Informatics Certificate include:

  • Valid registered nurse license in state where clinical experiences are performed;
  • 3.0 or higher in MSN, DNP or higher nursing degree (from an ACEN (NLN), ACICS, or CCNE accredited program);
  • Satisfactory resume;
  • Pre-admission interview;
  • Complete online application

Note: Students are admitted to fall cohorts.

Admission of International Students

Applications from international students are reviewed according to the admission criteria stated above, and admissions deadlines for all programs are available online. The online application must be completed in English.  See the School of Nursing International Applications page for specific admission requirements for international applicants.

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Tuition for online programs at the University of Pittsburgh is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition rates and student fee information can be found at the Pitt Online Tuition and Fees page.


Please visit the Nursing Informatics Certificate page for a full list of program courses and descriptions. Some courses at the School of Nursing include exams that are proctored. Pitt Online will work with students to identify an approved testing center in their area. Please note that proctoring sites typically charge a fee for this service, which may range from $20 – $50 per test. Pitt Online will help students to identify the most economical testing center in their area.

Inquiries and General Information

If you have questions about enrollment or registration, please contact School of Nursing Student Affairs & Alumni Relations Office.

Phone: 412-624-4586
Toll Free: 1-888-747-0794

School of Nursing
3500 Victoria Street
240 Victoria Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261