Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics brings together Nursing Science, multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.

Federal mandates that required healthcare providers to transition to Electronic Health Records - EHR and Electronic Medical Records - EMR have opened new doors. Nurses with an interest in technology may want to consider a move into nursing informatics.

The role of a Nursing Informatics specialist is still relatively new, so the job definition may differ depending on the location and nature of the healthcare facility.

In general, however, the American Nurses Association defines the position as overseeing the integration of data, information and knowledge to support decision-making by patients and their healthcare providers.