Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

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.

Current Issue

View the most recent issue of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI): Volume 24, Number 3 (Fall 2020).

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We welcome voluntary submissions on a rolling basis. Manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material and represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice. Letter of inquiries to the OJNI Editorial Team are welcome. There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges for this journal. Manuscripts undergo a double-blind, peer review and publication is based upon the reviews.

The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics is an open-access journal. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 

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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.

Click here to listen to Dr. Hebda's Scholarship Podcast.

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.

Click here to listen to Dr. Hunter's Scholarship Podcast.

Current Archives

Volume 24, Number 2 (Summer 2020

Volume 24, Number 1, (Winter 2020).

Volume 23, Number 3, (Fall 2019)

Volume 23, Number 2, (Summer 2019).

Volume 23, Number 1, (Winter 2019)

Volume 22, Number 3, (Fall 2018)

Volume 22, Number 2, (Summer 2018)

Volume 22, Number 1, (Winter 2018)

Meet the OJNI Editorial Team

Meet the editorial team behind the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, a volunteer-led effort committed to enhancing nursing informatics knowledge for nurses working in diverse settings.

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Call for Peer Reviewers

OJNI is currently seeking experienced peer reviewers to review manuscripts. Get involved and join the OJNI team! 

Peer reviewer qualifications include:

  • Previous peer review/publication experience
  • Familiar with APA
  • Masters level education
  • Nursing Informatics expertise

If you are interested please provide a cover letter along with a writing sample to the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.

Contact HIMSS Staff

Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA
Director, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS

Trisha Pongco, CAHIMS
Program Manager, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS

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