ANCC Certification with MHI?

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    I have my BSN and will graduate with my Masters in Health Informatics in May. I would like to obtain my RN-BC Informatics certification. Unless I am misunderstanding, the qualifications for the RN-BC Informatics certification state that you must have your MSN in Nursing Informatics. Has anyone qualified to test with their MHI? I tried calling the number but had to hang up after a long hold time.
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    For an RN-BC, you only need to have a Bachelor's degree in nursing. There is no requirement for master's degree. Check the web site for ANCC.
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    I was speaking of the informatics qualifications for practice requirements (These are directly from the ANCC website):
    – 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.

    I have over 1,000 hours but not the 2,000 hours of practice to qualify without my graduate education. Notice the graduate programs stipulate only a graduate-level informatics nursing program. I am trying to find out if anyone has used the MHI in place of this program requirement.
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    The answer to your question is yes, you can use your MHI to meet the requirements of
    "12 semester hours of academic credit in informatics courses that are part of a graduate-level informatics nursing
    program." Health Informatics is part of a nursing informatics graduate program.

    You do not have to have a Masters in Nursing Informatics to qualify for certification.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you!!! It does help.


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