The Career of a Nursing Informaticist
Colorado Christian University
April 13, 2012
2. History and Role of a Nursing Informatics Specialist
3. Education and Training
4. Career Options
Nursing informatics is the use of technology to collect, store, process, display, retrieve and communicate data and information in a timely manner in and across the ...view middle of the document...
The combination of computer science, information science and nursing science assist nurses in the management and processing of nursing data, information, and knowledge in support of their practice and delivery of care.
Health technology is changing dramatically. There have been breakthroughs that alter the way in which patients are diagnosed, treated and cared for. There is a growing demand for nursing informatics specialists in health care organizations. Informatics nurses view technology as a tool with which they can use to make an impact on the future of nursing practices. Nursing informatics may be a relatively new field, but there are already specializations being formed. Whatever role a nurse may take in this new field, they will no doubt make significant contributions to their patient’s outcomes.
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