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. 

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community acknowledges and thanks Melissa Barthold, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Patty Guinn, RN, BS, Ruth MacCallum, BS RN BC, Tammy Duecker, RN for their development of the original presentation and their continued contributions, updates and insight. The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community acknowledges and thanks Susan Newbold, PhD RN-BC FAAN FHIMSS as a contributor from the original presentation "Nursing Informatics Pioneers".

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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


Be sure to check out this page throughout National Nurses Week. Additional blogs will be posted during the week. 

2017 Press Release

HIMSS Commends Nurses’ Ability to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit
In recognition of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, HIMSS will celebrate the contributions of these invaluable healthcare team members through various events and activities, including complimentary webinars, blog and social media communications, and continued involvement in nursing informatics professional development.

Nursing Informaticist Vignettes


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

2017 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.

CNIO Job Descriptions Document: Standardized job description created by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Executive Workgroup. 

CNO-CNIO Population Health Management Video: Depicts the importance of vendors and CNO & CNIOs to obtain optimal Population Health Management in health care organizations.

The Foundations of Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE: Explore the foundations of Interoperability along with its benefits and challenges to the health care system.

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.

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

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

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


Visual representation of key findings from the 2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey summarized in the Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Infographic.

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