National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week takes place May 6-12, 2018.

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, 2018.

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.

6 Ways to Stay Involved After National Nurses Week
The celebration of our nurses do not end after National Nurses Week! With a number of infographics, videos, blogs, and more shared during the weeklong celebration, learn how you can stay involved to ensure that nurses are maintaining their recognition in healthcare.

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Complimentary Webinars

Nursing Informatics 101: Developing an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture 
Tuesday, May 8 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm CT 

What are Informatics Nurses and why do they hold such importance in the healthcare setting? As the mediators between both patient care and health IT, these clinicians are vital for the successful delivery of care. Whether you are in the beginning stages of your nursing career or seasoned in the field, this webinar will demonstrate the value of a nurse informaticist in any care setting. In conjunction with National Nurses Week, learn about the foundations of nursing informatics, the value they hold in both health IT and the healthcare setting, and ways that healthcare organizations can use to develop an engaged nursing informatics culture.

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Advancing Nursing Informatics: From Learner to Leader
Thursday, May 10 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm CT

Nursing Informatics (NI) is the gateway between IT, patient care, and the interprofessional clinical team. As a broad specialty ranging from an NI Specialist to a chief nursing informatics officer, it is important that careers in this field are recognized and valued in any healthcare setting. Technology is constantly evolving and these nurses face healthcare IT issues head-on to ensure that consumers and patients alike are receiving the most quality care. In conjunction with National Nurses Week, this webinar focuses on the various roles of an NI, the value of nursing informatics, and how you identify yourself as nurse-whether you are new to nursing informatics or lead on an executive level.

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Nursing Leaders


Making My Mark as a Nurse Outside of the Bedside Setting Bronwen Huron, BSN, RN-BC, MS, PMP, Manager, Interoperability Initiativies, HIMSS North America
#NursesWeek: How Informatics Drives Quality Care and Nursing Impact Danielle Siarri, MSN, RN Lead Publisher, InnoNurse
Celebrate Nurses Week: Inspire, Innovate & Influence Through Informatics Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS North America
Developing an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture Trisha Pongco, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America
Inspire, Innovate, Influence: This is How Nurses Lead Rhonda Collins, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera
The Key to Innovating, Inspiring, & Influencing: Leading with Heart Susan Murphy, RN, BSN, MS, Chief Experience Officer, University of Chicago Medicine; 2018 HIMSS North America Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Recipient

Inspiring Nursing Practie through Health IT Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN-BC, FAAN, Associate Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President, Professional Practice & Care Transformation, Indiana University Health System; 2018 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Recipient


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.
Driving Quality Improvement JohnMarc Alban, MS, RN, CPHIMS, Associate Director, Quality Measurement & Informatics, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission
Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Informatics Nurse Stephanie H. Hoelscher MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHISP, Chief Clinical Analyst, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Nursing PhD: Journey Through Scholoarship Keith Weiner, MSN, RN, PhD Candidate at Molloy College, Adjunct Instructor at Molloy College, NYS HIMSS Board Member at Large, NYS HIMSS Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, New York Academy of Medicine Informatics Group Co-Chair, Metropolitan College of New York Advisory Board Member
Through My Youth: The Evolution of Informatics Troy M Seagondollar, MSN-I, RN-BC, Certified Informatics Nurse Specialist, Kaiser Permanente SCAL Regional PCS

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.

HIMSS Value Suite Resource: Developing an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture

An engaged nursing informatics culture is an integral component to effective care delivery. One can often assess the quality, safety and efficiency of care provided to patients by observing how effectively a healthcare organization integrates the strengths nurses bring into their own culture of care.

This value guide, developed by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee, provides an overview of actions to take to develop an engaged nursing informatics culture at your healthcare organization.

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Below is an archive of activities done in 2017 to celebrate National Nurses' Week at HIMSS. The theme focused on Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Click below for more. 
Press Release
Clinical Informatics Insights April Edition


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