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Is there a future in the clinical informatics field of nursing?

Tuesday September 25, 2012
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Dear Donna,

I’m thinking of switching to a clinical nurse informatics position at the hospital I work for. Is there a future in this field of nursing?

Looking toward the future

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Looking Toward the Future,

Nursing Informatics, in fact healthcare informatics in general, is a hot and growing field. The specialty is still in its infancy for nurses, so it is an exciting time for those working in the field. Many nurses are trying to break into the specialty, but limited positions exist. So if you have an opportunity and an interest in it, give it your full consideration.

Visit related association websites, such as the American Nursing Informatics Association (www.ania.org).

You’ll find many related CE articles at CE.Nurse.com/Informatics-Nursing.

Best wishes,

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nurse.com’s “Dear Donna” and author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” and “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” Information about the books is available at www.Nurse.com/CE/7010 and www.Nurse.com/CE/7250, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to www.Nurse.com/Asktheexperts/Deardonna. Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call 800-866-0919 or visit http://Events.nursingspectrum.com/Seminar.