Also known as Nurse Informaticist, these nurses help manage, interpret and communicate vital medical data flowing in and out of doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. Informatics Nurses usually work in the information systems department of a healthcare organization and are skilled in computer science, information technology and nursing science. As an Informatics Nurse, you can also work to develop medical technology, or train other nurses on the latest systems.
Things You'll Do:
- Incorporate information technology in clinical settings
- Perform research based on clinical data and trials
- Work with information systems to help patients manage their own health
- Work in biosurveillance, outbreak response and electronic lab reporting
- Develop storage and analytic technology to optimize data for research
Your job characteristics:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse. Get clinical experience as a staff nurse, then take continuing education courses in informatics.
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Get YourInformatics nurse certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
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How Much You
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What Else You
- Although this specialty is a niche area, nurses trained in informatics are highly sought-after.