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Nursing Informatics Careers

Expand Your Reach in Patient Care — Step Into a Nursing Informatics Career

RN-BC Certification Preparation

Graduate with Real-World Experience

Florida A&M University’s online MSN in Nursing Informatics program delivers the credential you need to become licensed in nursing informatics, helping you earn more and empowering you to improve patient care, outcomes and lives significantly. In 2020, nearly 50% of nurses in this field reported they earned more than $100,000 a year.1 Informatics nurses are also responsible for significant changes in healthcare, such as:2

  • Developing an algorithm for recognizing partner violence and red flags for human trafficking, complete with narratives and steps to follow to ensure a patient’s safety and care
  • Creating tools that resulted in award-winning outcomes in patients with organ transplants
  • Maximizing the use of mobile technology to bring healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, reducing unnecessary ER visits and preventable complications

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Career Outcomes

Health Informatics Nurse Specialist $95,890 per year3

Health Informatics Manager $150,694 per year4

Health Informatics Director $185,497 per year5

Chief Informatics Officer $298,907 per year6

Nursing Informatics Careers and Salaries on the Rise

Nursing informatics jobs are growing, as is the career path for this exciting new field. Nurses are retiring, which opens up more leadership positions. At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of senior informatics job titles added to organizations.

Earning your MSN in Nursing Informatics degree from FAMU expertly prepares you to step onto this career path with confidence. By graduation, you’ll have built impressive experience through a practicum and qualify for informatics nurse certification (RN-BC) through the ANCC.

  • Nursing informatics certification jumped to 58% in 20201
  • Nursing informaticists with higher education and certification have higher salaries1
  • Since 2011, there’s been a 10% decline in the number of nurses with 20+ years of informatics experience, meaning more leadership informatics jobs need to be filled1
  • 41% of organizations now report they offer the formal role of CNIO/Senior Nursing Informatics Officer,1 meaning there are greater opportunities to advance to executive-level leadership positions

What Does a Nursing Informatics Job Entail?

An informatics nurse strives to build systems and analyze healthcare data to improve clinical processes, leading to stronger patient outcomes and meeting healthcare organization goals.

The American Medical Informatics Association reports some of the core responsibilities are7:

  • Advancing public health through influencing healthcare policy
  • Contributing to the construction of an interoperable national data infrastructure
  • Encouraging evidence-based best practices, education and research efforts
  • Using methods of information retrieval and presentation to improve patient safety
  • Developing information systems based on current evidence-based standards of care and ensuring systems remain updated
  • Educating staff on changes to electronic health records

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

  • How to integrate nursing knowledge, information and computer science
  • How to enhance clinical systems, improve clinical workflows and improve the quality of patient care
  • Graduates of the MSN in Nursing Informatics will be eligible for certification as an Informatics Nurse (RN-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Program Outcomes

  • Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, best evidence and nursing to support advanced practice nursing
  • Foster collaboration, change and advocacy to influence advanced practice nursing and improve health care using leadership skills
  • Continuously improve quality and safety in healthcare using the best available evidence to implement initiatives
  • Guide advanced practice nursing and improve health outcomes by integrating evidence, clinical guidelines and clinical investigative skills
  • Optimize health outcomes in advanced practice nursing with appropriate technologies and information literacy skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development, analysis and evaluation of health policies and health care affecting advanced practice nursing and health outcomes
  • Analyze complex health systems to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes
  • Apply ethical principles in decision-making to achieve sound solutions to issues related to individuals, populations and systems of care
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for patient-centered care and professional development
  • Apply information science and technology solutions to solve nursing and health informatics problems, improving care quality and patient safety
  • Enact social change in ways that foster health by evaluating emerging issues in health care, technologies and society

The Support You Need for the Career You Want

FAMU’s Career and Professional Development Center connects students with the resources they need for success after graduation. Our nursing students can stay connected with their classmates and the nursing community through our alumni and nursing associations. Discover new career opportunities, network with other professionals in your field and advance your potential.

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