What is Nursing Informatics?

Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Trends and the FutureNursing informatics (NI) is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports consumers, patients, nurses, and other providers in their decisionmaking in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.

Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, ANA 2008

HIMSS & HIMSS Analytics Surveys

Introduction to Nursing Informatics

  • Nursing Informatics Pioneers May 2014
    In honor of National Nurses Week, this webinar discusses the work of innovators and leaders whose work contributed significantly to the development of nursing informatics.
  • Informatics Nurses: What? Where? And how many? by Joyce Sensmeier May 2012
    Informatics Nurses: What? Where? And how many? by Joyce Sensmeier
  • AMIA Nursing Informatics History Video Project Dec 2008
    Nursing informatics pioneers and nursing informatics organizations have been solicited to preserve their materials in an archive at the National Library of Medicine started by Dr. Virginia Saba in 1997. Stories of the pioneers in nursing informatics are being videotaped and made available through AMIA's web site.
  • An Emerging Giant: Nursing Informatics Nov 2007
    A historical publication on the field of nursing informatics. Explores how nursing informatics has become an essential element of healthcare delivery. Printed with permission from Nursing Management.

Nursing Informatics 101

  • Nursing Informatics 101 May 2014
    This webinar focuses on factors contributing to the growth of the nursing informatics specialty, highlight key findings from the 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.
  • Nursing Informatics Video 101 Feb 2014
    A unique and interactive introductory presentation to enhance your knowledge on nursing informatics, "a specialty that integrates nursing and computer science to assist in decision for the patient."