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, 2019.

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.

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Enhancing Your Nursing Career: Foundations of Nursing Informatics, NI Scope and Standards, and Developing an Engaged NI Culture
Tuesday, May 7 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm CT 

Nursing Informatics (NI) provides the connection between IT, patient care, and the interprofessional healthcare team. Informatics nurses serve as facilitators and mediators between both patient care and health IT and are vital for successful delivery of care. In conjunction with National Nurses Week and the first of a two-part series, learn about the foundations of nursing informatics, nursing informatics scope & standards of practice, and ways that healthcare organizations can develop an engaged nursing informatics culture.

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Different Paths on the Nursing Informatics Journey
Thursday, May 9| 11:00 am-12:00 pm CT
Career opportunities are vast for individuals pursuing and/or progressing in nursing informatics. In conjunction with National Nurses Week and the second installment of the two-part series, three nurses share their journeys as an entrepreneur, hospital & academia, and market supplier role in nursing informatics.

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Leaders from the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Communtiy reflect on nursing's vital importance to healthcare IT and its evolving speciality in the HIMSS Blog. 

One Nurse Informaticist’s Professional Journey Through an Evolving Specialty Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, Technology and Innovation, HIMSS

Empowering Nurses as Leaders and Innovators Sangeeta Agarawal, RN, MS, CEO and Founder, Helpsy Health; a HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Member and NursePitch Winner

Informatics Nurses Forge Ahead in a Changing World of Healthcare Ash Goel, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bronson Healthcare Group, HIMSS Physician Committee Chair; and Gail Mercer, RN, Manager Clinical Informatics, HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Member

Empowering Nurses as Leaders and Innovators Sangeeta Agarawal, RN, MS, CEO and Founder, Helpsy Health, a HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Member and NursePitch Winner

Two Journeys to the Path of Nursing Informatics Sophia F. Brown, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, PMP, Project Manager, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Senior Contributing Faculty, Walden University; a HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee Member and Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC; the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee Chair

What is Nursing Informatics? HIMSS Communications Team


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

Hey Nurse Informatician, Don't Let Someone Else Define Your Roadmap Kelly Aldrich DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, RYT, Informatics Nurse Specialist, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Center for Medical Interoperability

Nurse Informaticist Consulants are Nurses Too! Dawn Beard, LPN; Angela Flanagan, MSN, RN, CPHIMS; Zabrina Gonzaga, MSN, RN; Olga Kogan, BSN, RN; Lynn Perrine, MSN, RN; Marla Throckmorton, MSN, RN, CMPE; and Robin Williams, RN

Diversity in Nursing Informatics – A Reason to Celebrate Sara B. Donevant, PhD, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing

Do You Know How Unusual You Are? Debbie Medeiros, RN, MSN, CPHIMS, Manager, Inpatient EMR Systems, Hawai‘i Pacific Health

Defining My Role as a Nurse Informatician Sylvia Rowe, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHPC, CHSGa, VP of Clinical Informatics

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.

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.

View the Resource Guide

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. 
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National Nurses Week takes place May 6-12, 2019.