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Informatics Nurse

An Informatics Nurse or Nurse Informaticist develops communication and information technologies, using medical data to improve patient care.
Required education
BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Fast-paced
React and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
Higher salary
Earn more by having advanced skills and responsibilities.
Managerial
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Research-oriented
Analyze data and discover new ways to help patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll manage technological projects, using analytical and critical thinking to solve problems in innovative ways.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do

Analysis

You’ll assess hospital staff’s needs to determine what technological updates are required in a healthcare facility.

Development

You’ll design, test, and implement technology systems, which may include overseeing the transition from one system to another.

Education

You’ll teach staff and new nurses how to use technology.

Liaison

You’ll be the link between staff and information technology experts.

Research

You’ll research clinical trial data and study informatics that affect patients and healthcare providers.

Treatment

You’ll help patients manage their health with information systems.

Where you’ll work
  • Healthcare consulting firms
  • Hospitals
  • IT companies
  • Long-term care centers
  • Nursing schools
  • Patients’ homes
How to become an Informatics Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience as a staff nurse before taking continuing courses in Informatics

04

Get your Informatics Nurse Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

05

You’re ready to work as an Informatics Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an Informatics Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
A Managed Care Nurse’s role is also fast-paced.
A Health Policy Nurse is another type of management nurse.
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