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Name: Nursing Informatics
Description: Involves all aspects of computerization as it relates to nursing and healthcare practice
Practice roles: Data Analysis, Systems Management, Software Design, Training, Systems Installation, Sales/Marketing, Medical Library Science
Characteristics: Autonomy, chance to be part of a growing field
Drawbacks: Virtually none
Desirable skills: General familiarity with computers including basic functions and components
Education: Varied. Degree programs available in Nursing Informatics but not required for entry into profession
Employers: Healthcare facilities, computer hardware/software companies, healthcare consulting firms, educational institutions, regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical and research facilities
Associations:
American Medical Informatics Association
 
American Nursing Informatics Association
 
Nursing Informatics Working Group
4915 St. Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Publications:
Computers in Nursing
Lippincott-Raven Publications
227 East Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1-800-638-3030