Program Overview

Loyola University Chicago offers a Certificate in Healthcare Informatics which is ideal for professionals who have a baccalaureate degree and are already in the field or interested in entering. Many professionals who enroll in this certificate program are BSN nurses, physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals. This certificate aims to enhance healthcare professional’s knowledge and skills within their careers.

The Certificate in Healthcare Informatics Program consists of 12 credit hours that can be finished within one semester. Students will be required to complete four health care informatics specialty courses. Students may choose from the following courses: Information Systems in Health Care, Health Care systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Representation and Vocabularies, Decision Support in Health Care, Fiscal Management in Health Care Organizations, Database Systems, and Strategic Use of IT. These courses are designed to create competent and professional individuals within the healthcare field.

Due to the primarily online format, students should have basic computer skills and a reliable internet connection. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Prospective students may enroll during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in order to be considered for acceptance.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.


    The Certificate in Healthcare Informatics program requires that students have a baccalaureate degree.

    School Overview

    Loyola University Chicago is a two-year public school located in Chicago, Illinois. LUC was founded in 1870 by the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus as St. Ignatius College. Today, the school is the largest Jesuit University in the United States and is one of the 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The institution is associated with the Roman Catholic Church in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Although the school is primarily Roman Catholic, LUC encourages each person to celebrate their personal faith and to respect and learn from other people of faith within our Loyola community.

    Loyola University Chicago offers associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, certificates of completion at the graduate level, and doctorate degrees. LUC is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Arrupe College
    • Quinlan School of Business
    • School of Communication
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • The Graduate School
    • School of Law
    • Stritch School of Medicine
    • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
    • School of Social Work

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online degrees are offered at all levels from most schools.


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