National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week occurs May 6-12, 2017 this year.

HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2017.

The purpose of this week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare.

Complimentary Webinars

To register for the webinars, log-on to the Learning Center Website. Webinar registration links are also housed on the National Nurses Week landing page in the Learning Center.

Nursing Informatics 101: Encompassing the Value of Nursing Informatics through the Past, Present, and Future l Tuesday, May 9

Learn about the history of the first Nursing Informatics Pioneers, the current role of the Nurse Informaticist, the factors contributing to the growth of the specialty, and an overview of the 2017 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey. Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CAHIMS, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Inova Health System, current HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee chair and Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources, former HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee chair, will lead this presentation. 

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The Evolution of Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform: The TIGER Initiative l Friday, May 12

TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. The spirit of TIGER is to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into seamless practice, education and research resource development. Join us to learn more about TIGER and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), projects and discover ways to get involved in this impactful global initiative.

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Nursing Leaders


2017 Blogs coming soon!


Informatics Nurses - Advocates for Nurses and Patient Safety - Patricia Mook, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, CAHIMS, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Inova Health System

Take a Moment for Nursing Safety - Joni Padden, MSN, APRN, BC, CPHIMS,Texas Health Resources, Nursing Informatics Specialist

To Nurse Informaticists Near and Far, Thank You for All You Do - Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS,Chief Nursing Informatics Officer l HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee Chair,Texas Health Resources

The Role of Informatics in a C-U-L-T-U-R-E of Safety - Catherine H. Ivory, PhD, RN, BC, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt

Safety Is Fundamental for Nursing Practice - Crystal Vasquez , DNP, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Solution Innovation Health Forum

Nurses Embrace a Culture of Safety - Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President Informatics, HIMSS North America

Meet a HIMSS Nursing Member


'Meet a HIMSS Nursing Member' coming soon


Members in Action: Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN

Member of the Nursing Informatics Committee, Nursing Informatics Executive Workgroup, CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable and the Planning Committee for the 2016 NI Annual Symposium.   Co-chair the CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable Population Health Workgroup.

Members in Action: Beth Halley
Vice chair elect of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors.  Chair the HIMSS North America Board Nominating Committee, which oversee the slates for future governance leaders of HIMSS.

2016 Press Releases

HIMSS Applauds Nurses’ Influence on the Culture of Patient Safety
HIMSS, the American Nurses Association,(ANA) and, Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) acknowledge the role that nurses play in creating a Culture of Safety, “where nurses feel supported, listened to and understood. A culture of safety fosters transparency, accountability and results,” the theme during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.

HIMSS Unveils Tribute To Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing On Nursing Informatics Day
The HIMSS Innovation  Center proudly presents its new tribute display to Florence Nightingale on the anniversary of her birthday, May 12, which is also Nursing Informatics Awareness Day. Florence Nightingale is considered to be the founder of modern nursing, and many people in the field of healthcare feel she built the foundation for nursing informatics.

Nursing Informaticist Vignettes


2017 vignettes coming soon!

Nurse Informaticists from across the country share their personal stories on how nursing informatics impacts lives and is transforming the healthcare IT landscape.


Educational Tools

Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing: Identifies big data guiding principles, explores barriers and challenges and provides recommendations to advance shared objectives.

2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey: Evaluates the impact that informatics nurses bring to the clinical systems process, their impact of quality of care and the healthcare IT environment.

An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation: Delivers aspirational guidance and unique perspectives for the emerging nursing workforce and nurses looking to expand the horizon of their careers. HIMSS Book of the Month - 20% discount throughout May 2015.

2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey: Captures current professional status and practice trends while identifying changes that have occurred over the last 9 years in the nursing informatics workforce.

Nursing Informatics Position Statement: Identifies specific recommendations for eliminating barriers and addressing nursing's role in transforming healthcare through the use of IT.

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI): OJNI is a free, international, professional publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings and provides timely information about nursing informatics globally.

Nursing Informatics Toolbox: Our NI toolbox gives you all of the resources to promote and support initiatives in the growing field of nursing informatics.


Key findings from the 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey summarized in the Impact of the Informatics Nurse Infographic.

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Key findings from the 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey summarized in the Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Infographic.

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