I am a nurse with a MS in Computer Science and a MS in nursing. I have no formal nursing informatics education/certificate, but have worked in healthcare informatics for over 20 years. For those in this discussion group that have some type of technical degree (such as in computer science) an excellent source for positions are within the vendor community, particularly R&D positions for software development, system analysis and design, or in software quality. These are positions you will not find in a search for nursing or nursing informatics, but in searches for programmers, software engineers, etc. Your search criteria will be different. Although the positions sound technical, the vendor will definitely take advantage of your clinical background and give you tasks that are very much in the realm of nursing informatics. Look for technical positions that are associated with HIT vendors is the best way to start. These positions are not necessarily found in the job banks of HIT organizations which tend to focus more on non-vendor positions or if vendor positions - deal with system installation/training, not R&D development. Looking at vendor's web pages or a general job search
engine may help to find those positions. In addition, many vendors are having difficulty finding software engineers which could open even more doors for you. If you want to work within a healthcare organization in particular, already have a MS in something, find doors are closed to you, and you already have nursing experience, then a certificate in nursing informatics will definitely help.