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Master of Science in Nursing Certificate Program - Nursing Informatics

La Salle University’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics prepares nurses with advanced skills in the methods and technologies of information management in nursing and health care.

The Nursing Informatics Certificate consists of four courses from the Schools of Nursing, Business, and Arts and Sciences (Computer Information Science). Baccalaureate educated registered nurses are introduced to hardware and software challenges related to data processing and management, project management, and problem solving. Systems designs, ethicolegal and social issues, and computerized information management are examined. Student projects focus on health care-related informatics issues.

The La Salle University Nursing Informatics Certificate allows interested nurses “to complete at least 12 semester hours or academic credits in informatics” so that they can be considered for the Informatics Nurse Certification offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Standards for Admission

  • Professional Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or another state
  • Evidence of successful academic achievement in completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing or other baccalaureate degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in baccalaureate degree
  • Evidence of one year of current clinical experience
  • Two professional references; one reference is academic and the other is clinical
  • A statement of philosophy
  • The application for admission to the Nursing Informatics Certificate Program, accompanied by the stipulated application fee, payable to La Salle University

Required Core Courses*

NUR 512 Introduction to Nursing Informatics
NUR 522 Networks and Databases
MIS 710 Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 610 Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Computing
* Courses must be taken in the specified order



Course Credits
Nursing Informatics (NI)

Course Number Credits Program
NUR 512 3 Credits NI
NUR 522 3 Credits NI
MIS 710 3 Credits NI
CIS 610 3 Credits NI
Total: 12 Credits

Please click on this Course Descriptions link for a full description of these courses.

For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the MSN Graduate Admission Counselor, Michelle Conaboy at

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the MSN office at

Patricia M. Dillon

Patricia M. Dillon, Ph.D., R.N.

Graduate Nursing, and RN-BSN and RN-MSN Programs
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1322
Fax: 215.951.1896

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