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Informatics Nursing Certification Eligibility Criteria

Credential Awarded: RN-BC

Eligibility Criteria

Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. International Applicants: Learn about additional requirements for candidates outside the US.

Hold a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Have practiced the equivalent of 2 years full-time as a registered nurse.

Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in informatics nursing within the last 3 years.

Meet one of the following practice hour requirements:

  • Have practiced a minimum of 2,000 hours in informatics nursing within the last 3 years.
  • Have practiced a minimum of 1,000 hours in informatics nursing in the last 3 years and completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of academic credit in informatics courses that are part of a graduate-level informatics nursing program.
  • Have completed a graduate program in informatics nursing containing a minimum of 200 hours of faculty-supervised practicum in informatics nursing.