Nursing Informatics Post-Graduate Certificate
The Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is now offering a Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics. Students who elect to complete this four course specialization and capstone will experience a focused curriculum and practicum that are aligned with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Certification. Students will be poised academically to pursue professional employment options in healthcare informatics.
Admission requirements include:
- A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
- Proof of graduation from an accredited ACEN or CCNE MSN nursing program. Overall graduate nursing grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Completed online graduate application.
- Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.
- Official GRE scores of 290 or higher. The requirement of official GRE scores is waived for all applicants with a 3.0 or higher graduate nursing GPA.
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
- Current Florida registered nurse license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
- Resume or CV.
- Statement of Intent – A personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and detailing your professional goals. Should not exceed two pages.
- Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.
- Graduate admissions committee may request an on campus interview.
- TOEFL (minimum score 650 for paper, 280 for computer, and 114 if internet-based), or IELTS requirement of 8.0 if applicant’s primary language is not English.
- For all APRN programs: One year of clinical experience as an RN required prior to beginning the first clinical Nurse Practitioner course.
- For FNP/ENP program: One year of clinical experience in an emergency setting and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification are required prior to beginning the first clinical nurse practitioner course.
- For AGACNP program: a minimum of one year of professional experience as an RN in a critical care setting is required and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification are required prior to beginning the first clinical nurse practitioner course.
- For APRN programs, a background check is required for all students participating in clinical practice. Information on the background check may need to be released to clinical agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.
For APRN program inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants to the Post-Masters Certificate programs should submit all application materials online.
Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate programs is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student's graduate program and grades earned, GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0, professional work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, statement of intent and personal interview (if applicable).