2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Full Results

Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional.

Nursing 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 decision- making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.

This survey captures current professional status and practice trends while identifying changes that have occurred over the last 13 years in the nursing informatics workforce.


  1. Executive Summary
  2. Methodology
  3. About the Respondents
  4. Nursing Background and Education
  5. Nursing Informatics
  6. Applications
  7. Barriers to Success as a Nurse Informaticist
  8. Sources of Information
  9. Salary and Compensation
  10. Conclusion
  11. About HIMSS
  12. How to Cite This Study
  13. For More Information
  14. Appendix

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nursing informatics, workforce survey, Health IT