Public Comment Welcome on ANA's Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice

  1. ANA is requesting comments on the draft "Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice". This document expands upon earlier work within Nursing Informatics (NI), building upon historical knowledge (ANA, 1994, 1995, 2001) and including new, state-of-the-science material for the specialty. Because of the rapid changes in related sciences, NI roles, and thinking within informatics, a new document was needed.

    This revision provides new material including:

    a) adding the concept of wisdom to NI metastructures,

    b) transitioning the roles section away from job titles to functions that may be integrated within various NI roles and subspecializations,

    c) identifying commonalities between INSs and other informatics specialists

    d) providing a distinction between Informatics Nurses and Informatics Nurse Specialists,

    e) expanding the work on NI competencies to describe typical NI competencies for typical NI functional areas,

    f) expanding the discussions in ethics, human-computer interaction and the future of NI,

    g) incorporating telehealth into NI and

    h) changing the section previously titled "Boundaries of Nursing Informatics" to a discussion about the interdisciplinary nature of NI acknowledging the blurring of boundaries among other informatics and nursing specialties.

    Download the document Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice:

    Please submit your responses electronically by the closing date of May 18, 2007 to
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