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HEALTH INFORMATICS CAREERS
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Clinical Database Specialist
  • Clinical Informaticist
  • Clinical Information Manager
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To qualify to sit for the nursing informatics certification exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Have practiced the equivalent of 2 years full-time as a registered nurse.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in informatics within the last 3 years.
  • Meet one of the following practice hour requirements:

    Have practiced a minimum of 2,000 hours in informatics nursing within the last 3 years.
    Have practiced a minimum of 1,000 hours in informatics nursing in the last 3 years and completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of academic credit in informatics courses that are part of a graduate-level informatics nursing program*.
    Have completed a graduate program in nursing informatics* containing a minimum of 200 hours of faculty-supervised practicum in informatics.
*Graduate work must be from a nursing informatics program, such as a nursing informatics graduate certificate or nursing informatics MSN program.
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Nursing Informatics
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Nursing Informatics Career Overview and Degrees

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US News and World Report recently named Health Informatics & Health Information as the #4 among top new college majors for the future.

Nurse Informatics Education and Certification are On the Rise

Nurse Informatics Specialist

HIMSS has been tracking nursing informatics since 2004. Results from the 2011 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey (pdf) indicate that nursing informatics is growing as a nursing specialty.

  • Nursing informatics increasingly attracts highly qualified, formally educated professionals. More than half of the 2011 respondents reported having a post-graduate degree (56 percent), which includes a Masters or PhD in nursing or other specialty, up from 52% in 2007.
  • Salaries are substantially higher in the 2011 survey, with the average salary reported at $98,703, a 16% increase since 2007 and a 42% increase since 2004.
  • Certification can lead to improved competitiveness in the job market and potentially higher salaries. Certified nursing informatics professionals reported earning higher average salaries ($119,644) than their non-certified colleagues ($93,787).
  • Of the major certifications for nursing informatics, more than one-third (35%) of respondents stated they are pursuing the nursing informatics certification offered by ANCC.

It should also be noted that respondents to the 2011 HIMSS Survey were in their positions for more than 10 years and more than half of the 2011 respondents reported having a post graduate degree. Therefore, the new informatics nurse should not expect that level of salary, but know that with education and experience that level of salary can be attained.

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Kaplan University Online Editor's Choice

Nurse Informatics
Master of Science in Nursing

CCNE Accredited
Qualify for ANCC's Informatics Nursing Certification
Includes 200 Hrs Supervised Practicum in Informatics
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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and earn the credentials to pursue career advancement in administrative, faculty, or staff development roles.

Students of Kaplan's Nurse Informatics MSN program will:
  • Prepare to meet the clinical, educational, research, and administrative challenges associated with working in a technology-rich environment
  • Focus on the representation of health care data and information and examine computer, information literacy, and management competencies
  • Explore the use of technology and information systems to advance evidence-based research

Graduates may pursue informatics leadership roles in health care, corporate, and education settings. The informatics specialization is designed to help you prepare for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Informatics Nursing certification exam. By including 200 hours of faculty supervised practicum, this program is an excellent option for nurses without informatics work experience. Graduates of this MSN program will fulfill ANCC's practice hour requirement for eligibility for the Informatics Nursing Certification.

The entire CCNE accredited MSN program consists of 63 credits. Students can transfer qualifying credits from another accredited institution to reduce time and cost. Kaplan University is a proud supporter of veterans. active military and their families. Kaplan offers significant tuition savings for undergraduate programs and is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program for all graduate level programs.

Program Highlights: Nurse Informatics MSN

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Grand Canyon University Online

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Master of Science in Nursing

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The Health Care Informatics MSN program is well suited for nurses who have prior informatics experience or want to pursue leadership or educational roles. This program will fulfill education requirements toward eligibility for ANCC's Informatics Nurse Certification. Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing: Health Care Informatics program may perform a variety of functions for the organization, such as automating clinical care, building new operational data systems, training health care workers in the use of computer systems, collecting and analyzing data to improve patient care, etc. Depending on their areas of strength and focus, graduates may serve as project managers, project designers, researchers, systems analysts, or administrators and executives at all levels of the organization.

Program Highlights: Health Care Informatics MSN

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Health Care Informatics - BSN to MSN Bridge
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American Sentinel University Online

American Sentinel is a proud supporter of our military personnel, which comprise of one-quarter of enrollment. American Sentinel offers high quality accredited education and outstanding student support for less than most other online universities.

Nursing Informatics
Master of Science in Nursing

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Qualify for ANCC's Informatics Nursing Certification
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The CCNE accredited Nursing Informatics MSN degree is for experienced nurses who want to manage health information systems critical to the mission of health care delivery systems. Nurses will develop expertise in clinical and administrative systems, data management and data mining for improved patient care, and information systems project management. The nursing informatics specialization is also available in the RN-MSN bridge program.

Program Highlights: Nursing Informatics MSN

Master of Health Care Informatics

Learn Both Health-Specific Informatics & Information Systems Analytics
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American Sentinel’s online health informatics degree, the Master of Health Care Informatics (MHCI), offers just that: a degree designed to provide skills in gathering, analyzing and presenting health care data to support clinical, administrative or quality decision-making needs and to meet operational, legislative and regulatory requirements associated with health care.

Program Highlights: Master of Health Care Informatics

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Chamberlain College of Nursing Online

Chamberlain College of Nursing is proud of over 120 years of excellence in nursing education. CCN is ranked among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Distinguished faculty includes professionals who hold doctoral degrees. These instructors include published author of informatics articles, a senior informatics policy maker who led efforts to recognize nursing informatics as a distinct specialty, and co-founder of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI).

Informatics
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Qualify for ANCC's Informatics Nursing Certification
Includes 200 Hrs Supervised Practicum in Informatics

The CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to prepare nurses for expanding roles in healthcare and enhance opportunities for professional advancement. The MSN curriculum provides core courses in nursing theory, research, leadership, professional role development, and informatics in healthcare. The MSN Informatics Specialty Track focuses on management of data and information, and healthcare information workflow and project management. The informatics specialization is designed to help you prepare for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Informatics Nursing certification exam. By including 200 hours of faculty supervised practicum, this program is an excellent option for nurses without informatics work experience. Graduates of this MSN program will fulfill ANCC's practice hour requirement for the Informatics Nursing Certification.

Program Highlights: Informatics MSN

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University of Illinois at Chicago Online

The University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked in the top 4% of 4,000 colleges and universities in the US by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Illinois at Chicago offers the first online graduate programs in the nation to receive CAHIIM accreditation.

Health Informatics
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Qualify for AHIMA's RHIA Certification
Encompasses All Health Informatics Sub-Specialities

The CAHIIM accredited Master of Science in Health Informatics emphasizes the analysis, implementation and ongoing management of the critical factors that impact the successful selection and use of health care information technologies. This online degree program equips students with an academic foundation in health information sciences and the practical tools necessary to apply this knowledge. The University of Illinois at Chicago Master of Science in Health Informatics program is the first master level degree program in the nation to receive CAHIIM accreditation. With supplemental coursework from UIC's HIM program, graduates are eligible to sit for AHIMA's RHIA Certification Exam.

Program Highlights: Health Informatics MS

Health Informatics
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Qualify for AHIMA's RHIA Certification
Encompasses All Health Informatics Sub-Specialities

UIC offers an online post-master's health informatics certificate program for self-motivated, experienced professionals in the health care and information technology fields. Students in the certificate program have already attained a master's-level degree and seek to further their educational backgrounds or careers with graduate-level coursework.

Program Highlights: Health Informatics Post-Master's Certificate

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University of Cincinnati Online

University of Cincinnati's commitment to education excellence is recognized through numerous awards and top rankings, such as Top 200 National Universities, Top 100 Public Schools, and #3 Up-and-Coming Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics program was designed by an interdisciplinary group of professionals in academia and practice to prepare active health, health care, and information systems professionals with the practical and leadership skills necessary for leadership opportunities at the forefront of health informatics. Designed from the ground up, the online program specifically addresses the areas of health informatics for which employers and organizations are hiring. Students will examine the diverse health and health care landscape and discover how technology is incorporated throughout the industry. The curriculum also focuses on health data analytics, clinical information systems, privacy and security, database design, standards, process and workflow, project management, communication, leadership, and strategic planning.

Program Highlights: Health Informatics MS

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Southern New Hampshire University Online

Health Informatics
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The Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics at Southern New Hampshire University is unique, as it combines the study of information technology, healthcare and business, giving you a well-rounded understanding of this field. This program is ideal for someone just beginning their studies in healthcare informatics or for someone who may have an associate’s degree or certificate in medical coding and billing or a related field and who wants to earn their bachelor's degree. SNHU offers the Health Informatics degree online to cater to adults who need the flexibility and convenience of online education.

Program Highlights: Health Informatics BS

Health Informatics
Master of Science in Information Technology

The MS in IT with a Healthcare Informatics concentration provides specialized knowledge and skills in medical informatics. The Healthcare Informatics Concentration reviews how the healthcare industry uses information systems - electronic medical records and laboratory and radiology systems - to provide access to medical information and improve patient care. Course work includes case studies and research that explore the successful use and management of health information technology. The IT health informatics master's program delves into strategies for implementing healthcare informatics technologies and actual IT project management in a healthcare setting.

Program Highlights: Health Informatics MSIT

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Brandeis University Online

Devoted to academic excellence since 1948, Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since its inception. Brandeis is proud to be ranked #32 among the Best National Universities in the U.S. for 2014.

Health and Medical Informatics
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The Health and Medical Informatics MS degree program addresses the growing need for professionals who need to possess both analytical skills and business acumen with the goal of improving health care delivery systems through information technology. The goal of this program is to prepare professionals with a practical and broad understanding of how information technology is used in the modern healthcare environment for both clinical and administrative matters. Students will gain the skills needed to integrate advanced digital technologies into the field of healthcare. Program graduates can work with users of health and medical information and those who design and maintain computer systems and networks to support the improvement of quality, safety, cost effectiveness and access to health care.

Program Highlights: Health & Medical Informatics MS

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Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Career Options and Salary Potential

Informatics nurses can look forward to a variety of career options in numerous settings. Nurses can have informatics careers as managers/executives, administrators, educators, and consultants. Nursing informatics career opportunities are available in hospitals and other healthcare providers, public health organizations, research labs, medical software companies, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and educational institutions.

Nursing Informatics Career Opportunities Include:

Chief Information Officer Chief Clinical Information Officer
Director of Nursing Informatics Nursing Informatics Specialist
Nursing Informatics Analyst Informatics Nurse Educator
Clinical Decision Support Specialist Nursing / Health Informatics Consultant
Chief Nursing Information Officer Implementation Consultant

Nursing informatics provides excellent salary potential. Below are average salary figures for the most common career titles. However, income for senior managers can go well into the six figures. A Senior Nursing Informatics Specialist job opening in a major city is currently offering $105,000 to $145,000 / year and a Director of Nursing Informatics job is currently offering $90,000 to $140,000 / year.

Nursing Informatics Career Options
Average Salary*
Informatics Nurse $80,000
Nursing Analyst $69,000
Nursing Informatics Specialist $66,000
* Salary figures are provided by Indeed.com

Nursing Informatics Career Outlook

• The US Department of Labor estimates a 49% job growth in health information and health informatics
• Healthcare Informatics was named one of the top careers in U.S. News & World Report
Approximately 70,000 health informatics specialists are needed , according to Don Detmer, the CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the main professional body relating to health informatics in the U.S.
• Health informatics is the #1 emerging industry job opportunity on CareerBuilder.com
• Electronic medical records tops ECRI's Top 7 Health Plan IT Trends to Watch

Nursing Informatics Specialist Career & Preparation

Nursing Informatics Specialists participate in the analysis, design, and implementation of information and communication systems, effectiveness and informatics research, and the education of nursing informatics and information technology. Nursing Informatics is a combination of computer science, information science, and nursing science. The focus of nursing informatics practice is the organization, analysis, and dissemination of information, rather than the computer itself.

While the opportunities are plentiful, nursing informatics is not an entry-level career. RNs who find work in this specialty typically have several years of experience and professional education in both information systems and nursing. A Master's degree or certificate in Nursing Informatics, Health Informatics or related fields will improve salary and job potential. A Master's degree in Informatics is generally required for advanced nursing informatics positions. Informatics Nurses must have strong verbal and communication skills, analytical skills, as well as clinical knowledge and technical proficiency. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers the Informatics Nurse Board Certification Exam for the RN-BC credential.

As the field of nursing informatics matures, the number of qualified professionals with advanced education and training increases. According to the 2011 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey (pdf), just over half (56%) of 2011 respondents had a post-graduate degree which included MSN or other field/specialty and PhD in Nursing or other field/specialty. Additionally, 15% of respondents stated they were taking an informatics course.

Nursing Informatics Certification

Currently active and licensed RNs who qualify can sit for the Informatics Nursing Certification Exam, which is awarded by ANCC. Certification is increasingly becoming important in the field of nursing informatics. According to the 2011 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey (pdf), about three in five respondents (56%) mentioned that they anticipate pursuing some form of certification. Of the major certifications for nursing informatics, more than one-third (35%) of respondents stated they are pursuing the nursing informatics certification offered by ANCC. Certification can lead to improved competitiveness in the job market and potentially higher salaries. Certified nursing informatics professionals reported earning higher average salaries ($119,644) than their non-certified colleagues ($93,787). >> Learn more about how to qualify for certification

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