Jul 23, 2024  
2013-14 Graduate Catalog 
2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Informatics Certificate (RODP)

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Jenny Sauls, Director
(615) 898-2437

The Nursing Informatics Certificate program provides a formal program of study for masters-degree prepared nurses interested in obtaining a credential allowing them to assume a position in health care informatics within various health care settings. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the national certification exam.  This certificate is the optimal way for those already holding a master’s degree and desiring this specialization to gain marketability without having to complete an entire second master’s degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the certificate program is based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants who meet the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements from the designated home school. Additional requirements for the Nursing Informatics Certificate Program include

  1. a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE);
  2. eligibility to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed;
  3. overall GPA of 3.00 on an 4.00 scale;
  4. TOEFL score of 600 if native language is not English;
  5. a written document prepared by the applicant that includes a resume, a discussion of prior professional experience, future career goals, and reasons for pursuing the certificate program;
  6. letters of recommendation from at least three persons (a minimum of one academic) familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice.

Application Procedures

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official copies of transcripts;
  3. submit three signed letters of recommendation;
  4. submit an updated vita or resume;
  5. submit a copy of RN license;
  6. submit background check information;
  7. submit proof of immunization;
  8. submit proof of malpractice insurance.

NOTE: Applicants residing in Middle Tennessee (Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Stewart, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson County) are randomly assigned to one of the three TBR institutions in Middle Tennessee (APSU, MTSU, or TSU).  Students who reside in one of these counties must first apply to the RODP program at www.rodp.org/admissions-steps. Students approved and assigned to MTSU will then apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies.

Certificate Requirements

Candidate must complete 23 hours of graduate nursing courses.

Program Notes

  • Only two repeated courses are allowed.
  • More than two grades below “C” will lead to dismissal from the program.
  • Please contact your advisor in the School of Nursing for information about required clinical hours.

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