Informatics Nurse

An Informatics Nurse or Nurse Informaticist develops communication and information technologies, using medical data to improve patient care.
Required education
Average annual salary
Higher salary
You’ll manage technological projects, using analytical and critical thinking to solve problems in innovative ways.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pass the NCLEX-RN .


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


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


You’re ready to work as an Informatics Nurse.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

3 Podcasts
  • The New Mobile Device Nurse with Cheryl Parker
    Nurses using mobile technology at the bedside is the topic this month on the Nursing Notes Live podcast. We look at nurses on the front lines of technology in bedside patient care. On this episode, I chat with nurse Cheryl Parker, Dr. Parker is the chief nursing informatics officer for PatientSafe Solutions and is an.
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