Powered by the HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics is a free, international, peer reviewed publication that is published three times a year and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.The journal was launched in 1996, with readership spanning over 49 countries.
The OJNI Scholarship
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) Scholarship is an opportunity to recognize an individual in conjunction with the release of each published edition. The scholarship was established to ensure continued excellence in disseminating evidence for best practices in nursing informatics and promotes the development of students and continued learners alike.
For the 2018 Summer edition, HIMSS would like to honor Dr. Toni Hebda and Dr. Kathleen Hunter, both Professors for the MSN Program at Chamberlain College of Nursing LLC, for their continued leadership and effort to enhance the education of nursing informaticists in both her profession and as a volunteer at HIMSS.
Dr. Toni Hebda, PhD, MNEd, MSIS, RN-C, has been a leader and innovator in nursing informatics from its inception and continues to help nursing informatics evolve though her students, text, and research. Dr. Hebda serves as professor in Chamberlain College’s online MSN program in the informatics track, mentors graduate students in the Chamberlain Second Life Virtual Learning Environment practicum, and is an active participant in Chamberlain’s Nursing Informatics Research Team (NIRT). Over the years Dr. Hebda has been as a reviewer for Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, MERLOT, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and for invited manuscripts for Clinical Simulation in Nursing, among others.
Dr. Kathleen Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE has been guided by and passionate about her belief that nursing informatics is key to improving the collection of data and its transformation to data, wisdom, and knowledge to improve nurses’ decision making and, subsequently, improve patient care. She was recruited by the Chamberlain College of Nursing recruited as a full-time assistant professor in the MSN program. I was hired to design and develop the curriculum for a nursing informatics specialty track.