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Informatics Nursing

What You Need to Know about Becoming an Informatics Nurse

Informatics nurses help manage, interpret, and communicate vital medical data flowing in and out of doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. They look for ways to simplify and enhance documentation using advanced computer and information technologies. The goal of informatics nurses is to design and implement systems that improve documentation accuracy, eliminate unnecessary work, enhance accuracy, and enable analysis of clinical data.

Preparation Path

Earn a BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Take continuing education courses in informatics

Earn Informatics Nursing certification

Typical Tasks

  • Incorporate information technology in clinical settings
  • Perform research based on clinical data and trials
  • Work with information systems to help patients manage their own health
  • Develop storage and analytic technology to optimize data for research

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical and research facilities
  • Health care consulting firms

Annual Salary Range

$81,690 – $105,290


RN, Informatics Nursing certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Education Requirements


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Interested in taking the first step toward a career in informatics nursing?