Dedjim thanks for the compliment!
You will find that nurses who practice in the specialty of Informatics have a variety of roles and responsiblities. To see just how varied this specialty is check out the HIMSS Nursing Informatics survey. The survey results provide information as salary ranges for NI positions, geographical areas of concentration, informatics training and clinical background of NI professionals.
Survey results provide information about Nursing Informatics for those investigating this specialty and aggrigate data for those currently practicing in the specialty.
ALSO a little bit about my experience as an Informatics Nurse:
I was originally an Associates degree RN , practiced clinically for 18 years when in 1996 I transitioned from direct hands on care to I.S.
I held a BSN both when I made the transition and when I sat for the exam . I sat for the NI cert exam after practicing 2 years in the specialty.
I've held several roles within healthcare informatics, primarily in systems implementation/installation. Previous position titles: Informatics Coordinator, Clinical Analyst, Clinical Applications Specialist, Nursing Informatics Consultant and Research Informatics Nurse. My current role is Project Manager, Clinical Information Systems for a pediatric hospital.
(follow the hyperlink to Angela Lewis)
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I found this link interesting.Can you elaborate ,what exactly are duties of a nurse who has certified in Informatics?What are the opportunities and what is the pay scale?
I'm doing RN right now.
Thanks in advance.