Nursing Informatics (NI) is a specialty focused on combining the practice of nursing science and knowledge, with the management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities. Using information structures, processes, computers, and technology, nursing informaticists supports nurses, consumers, patients, the healthcare team, and administrators with the goals of achieving increased efficiency, lower costs, and improved quality of patient care. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the speed and accuracy of the charting process through the implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) (or electronic health records [EHRs]).However, nursing informaticists may also work with bedside computing, robotics, and wearable technologies. A career in nursing informatics requires project management skills, critical thinking, and creativity. It is a broad specialty where nurses may work in hospitals, consulting firms, universities and corporations in roles including, but not limited to, clinical analyst, informatics nurse specialist, director of clinical informatics, and clinical informatics coordinator. 

In this Informatics Nursing library, we’ve assembled resources to support nurses working in this specialty. Refer to the Guideline Summaries to learn need-to-know information from the latest recommendations. Our infographics, tips and mnemonics, and blogs are additional resources to utilize during your nursing informatics career. 

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