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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
American Medical Informatics Association
American Nursing Informatics Association
Nursing Informatics Working Group
4915 St. Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Computers in Nursing
Lippincott-Raven Publications
227 East Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106