The NICER Program

 

iCare's Nursing Informatics Certification Exam Review (NICER) Program is the most comprehensive educational preparation program for informatics nurses seeking to prepare for the ANCC Board Certification exam. 

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Informatics nurses across the U.S. contact us often to learn more about our signature NICER Program...

 
Many are referred by their peers but may still wonder, "Is this program right for me?"
 
The NICER Program is right for you if you are: 

 

*An RN with at least 2 years of clinical experience in the US, a Bachelors degree in nursing or higher, and hands on experience in nursing informatics (e.g., SME, analyst, informatics nurse, CNIO and more). 

 

**OR** 

 

*An RN with at least 2 years of clinical experience in the US, a Bachelors degree in nursing or higher, and have completed a graduate degree in informatics nursing with 200 hours of practicum. 
 
  **OR** 
 
*The NICER Program is also for you if you are close to completing these requirements and want to begin preparing for the exam. 

 

If any of the above sound like you, you are in the right place to learn more about the NICER Program! 

By the end of the NICER Program, you will have the knowledge and abilities on...

 

* How to register for the Informatics Nurse board certification exam (ANCC) including eligibility criteria & optimal timing. 

 

* Informatics content areas to focus on and prepare:

     * Foundations of Nursing Informatics Practice. 

     * System Development Life Cycle phases. 

     * Data Management & Healthcare Technology concepts and applications.

 

* How to prepare for your exam with test taking strategies.

 

* How to develop your own customizable study guide in a week by week study plan. 

 

* Practice test questions for the Informatics Nurse exam (300 questions!).

 

* Advancing your career as an informatics nurse. 

Summary of  the NICER Program

The NICER Program provides a comprehensive steo-by-step on-demand online guide from start to finish through 11 modules. 

The 11 Modules are: 

* Module 0: Overview of the NICER Program

* Module 1: Overview of the Nursing Informatics Certification Exam (ANCC)

* Module 2: Foundations of Nursing Informatics Practice 

* Module 3: System Development Life Cycle

* Module 4: Data Management and Healthcare Technology

* Module 5: Test Taking Preparation Strategies 

* Module 6: NICER Practice Test (25 Questions) 

* Module 7:NICER Self Study Prep for the Board Certification Exam

* Module 8: NICER Course Evaluation

* Module 9: NICER Practice Exam I (150 Questions)

* Module 10:  NICER Practice Exam II (150 Questions)

 

The NICER Program is accompanied with supportive resources such as: 

*Video instructions, downloadable pdfs accompanying the instructional videos, books to supplement your studying, a customizable study guide, and over 300 practice questions. 

*Expert program instructor, Dr. Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN-BC,  who has 20 years of nursing informatics experience, board certified in Informatics Nursing  since 2014 , has a PhD in nursing informatics from Duke University, author of Electronic Health Records for Quality and Nursing Care and most recently served on ANA's National Workgroup to revise and update the Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice. 

*Access to the NICER Program until you successfully pass the exam. 

*Pass rates of 90% on the first try.

*Resume Review Guide for Informatics Nursing & Health IT (Bonus!)

*Encouraged networking in iCare's Free iCare Health IT & Informatics News Networking Group1  

 The NICER Program has a value of over $2000 (including bonuses) at a fraction of the price.  

How do I Enroll?

Testimonials from Past  Participants

Our past participants often share their thoughts on the program and how it has helped them prepare for the exam. Many also share their success stories with us. 

Absolutely Fantastic

"This program was absolutely fantastic. There is always so much more to learn and simply helping to break down the questions was very useful. I am a horrible test taker. I feel better now."

 

Passed on the 1st Try!

"Thank you Tiffany for your NICER program and your book.  I read it cover to cover. I felt fairly confident and learned a lot!!!  I am just so happy to have passed on my first try." 

 

Learned more about Nursing Informatics. 

"The NICER Program was very helpful in teaching me about nursing informatics aspects that I did not know. I would recommend to others."

I Passed!!!

"After many years in the field, I am certified!! Yours were the only notes I used."

 

Practice Exams made a huge difference!

"I took the exam 2 weeks ago and PASSED!!  The NICER Program was incredibly helpful and the practice EXAMs made a huge difference!"

Thanks for everything!

"Took the exam today and passed! Wanted to let you know!"

 
Our NICER Participants are informatics nurses from healthcare organizations across the U.S. including (but not limited to): 

 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, El Camino Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Steward Health Care, Stanford Health Care, San Francisco Department of Health, Scripps Health, Humana, Philips, St. Francis Hospital, Trinity Health of New England, Exeter Hospital and more! 

 

Our self-reported pass rates are 90% on the 1st try. 

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About the NICER Program Instructor:

Dr. Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN NI-BC FNAP 

Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN NI-BC FNAP is a visionary expert, ambitiously pioneering nursing informatics and healthcare innovation forward through intra- and inter-disciplinary practice, research, teaching, and scholarship. Dr. Kelley is the first professor of her kind to lead innovation integration into nursing core curriculum while also owning and operating two entrepreneurial informatics-based business ventures. She spent 20 of her 24 nursing years aiming for higher quality care through healthcare technologies. Dr. Kelley’s relentless vision for breaking the status quo in nursing led to her pursuit of a professional, academic, and entrepreneurial trajectory in nursing informatics, a specialty nursing field, that integrates multiple sciences to guide the practice. Her PhD prepared her to become entrepreneurial and invent cutting edge technologies, form businesses, and create a cutting-edge academic intra and inter-disciplinary healthcare innovation strategic vision with national recognition. Dr. Kelley defies the perception that one must choose to be in academics or industry.

Dr. Kelley is the author of Electronic Health Records or Quality Nursing and Health Care, a textbook offering comprehensive insights on the complex tool we are dependent upon today as health care professionals, included in the NICER Program. Dr. Kelley was selected to participate in ANA's National Workgroup to revise and update the Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice (3rd ed).

In 2023, Kelley was recognized as AACN's Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award. In 2024, Dr. Kelley was inducted into the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Fellow.  

Dr. Kelley's enthusiasm and passion for informatics & the NICER program is frequently noted by her clients. 

 

Below are three testimonials to Dr. Kelley's expertise and the NICER program experience:  

*"Dr. Kelley, you are a great speaker and teacher of this subject. Your enthusiasm about this topic helped keep my interested the entire day. I will recommend this class to others as I think it is very helpful to prepare for the informatics nurse exam."

*"Kudos to Dr. Kelley who showed expertise in this field, enthusiasm within the training, as well as executions & flexibility with an on demand option! A definite class to recommend to my peers and others."

*"In all the Informatics review courses I have taken, this has been the best one and worth every penny. It was intuitive, fun and the time went by very quickly. I will be recommending this course to all my informatics colleagues."

Join us in the NICER Program Today!

Join us in the NICER program today and get started in your exam preparation. 

iCare offers two different program options  for you to enroll: Standard & Premier.

 

NICER Program Standard Includes: 

*Self-paced program 

*Over 300 practice questions (with a 3rd coming in July 23)

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition

*Many supplemental handouts & resources

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor

  

 

NICER Program Premier Includes: 

*Self-paced program 

*Over 300 practice questions (with a 3rd coming in July 23)

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition

*Many supplemental handouts & resources

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

*Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare with extensive glossary

* Monthly Q & A Zooms (for 12 months from purchase)

* 10 Continuing Education contact hours

Pick the right option for you!

***We now have the two NICER Practice Exams  available as a separate item to purchase ($97.00) if not interested in the full program. 

You can purchase those practice exams here."

 

NICER Premium

 $479

 

Enroll Now!

NICER Standard

$289 

 

Enroll Now!

NICER Premier Program Bonus!! 

 

Enrolling in the NICER Premier Program also comes with iCare's: 

 * Resume Review Guide for Informatics Nursing & Health IT ($147 value).

Enroll in the NICER Program Today!

Join us in the NICER program today and get started in your exam preparation. 

iCare offers two different program options  for you to enroll: Standard & Premier.

 

NICER Program Standard Includes: 

*Self-paced program 

*Over 300 practice questions. 

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

  

NICER Program Premier Includes: 

*Self-paced program. 

*Over 300 practice questions.

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

*Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare with extensive glossary

* Monthly Q & A Zooms (for 12 months from purchase).

* 10 Continuing Education contact hours.

Pick the right option for you!

***We now have the two NICER Practice Exams  available as a separate item to purchase ($97.00) if not interested in the full program. 

You can purchase those practice exams here."

 

NICER Premium

 $479

 

Enroll Now!

NICER Standard

$289

 

Enroll Now!
Backed by a Risk-Free, 7-Day Guarantee

The NICER Program is the most comprehensive educational preparation program for informatics nurses seeking to prepare for the ANCC Board Certification exam. 

With rave reviews over the last 8 years, we believe you will be more than satisfied with the learning and preparation that the NICER Program provides you. 

In the first week, you'll have access to the NICER Program Overview and Module I. Module I provides an Overview of the Informatics Nurse exam.

If you are not completely satisfied with your enrollment in the first 7 days, your investment will be refunded to you.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

Below are answers to common frequently asked questions about the NICER Program. 

Ready to Join Us?

 

Join us in the NICER program today and get started in your exam preparation. 

iCare offers two different program options  for you to enroll: Standard & Premier.

 

NICER Program Standard Includes: 

*Self-paced program 

*Over 300 practice questions. 

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

  

NICER Program Premier Includes: 

*Self-paced program. 

*Over 300 practice questions.

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

*Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare with extensive glossary

* Monthly Q & A Zooms (for 12 months from purchase).

* 10 Continuing Education contact hours.

Pick the right option for you!

***We now have the two NICER Practice Exams  available as a separate item to purchase ($97.00) if not interested in the full program. 

You can purchase those practice exams here."

 

NICER Premium

 $479

 

Enroll Now!

NICER Standard

$289

 

Enroll Now!

Still thinking about it? 

 

You should give The NICER Program a 7 day risk-free trial if you resonate with any of the following: 

 

*You are motivated to advance your informatics nursing career and development.

 

* You want to be part of advancing the specialty practice of informatics nursing in your place of work and beyond. 

 

*You recognize that certification makes you competitive in the job market whether for a promotion or a new opportunity. 

 

*You see the use of data, information, and health IT as only growing in need of expertise and solutions for nurses, patients and the healthcare team. 

 

* You are interested in expanding your knowledge base and leadership in nursing informatics. 

Final Thoughts from Dr. Kelley...

While creating this program for each of you, I reflected back on what it felt like to prepare for my own board certification exam in 2014. 

I was nervous, unsure of how to register, how to prepare, and uncertain of how I would fare on the exam. Waiting at the testing center for my results at the end was nerve-racking. 

I channeled that energy to create the NICER program and alleviate those concerns to the best of my ability for each of you. 

The NICER Program is in its 7th year with continued refinement with each offering and launch.

You will have videos, handouts, downloadable resources, books, study guides, and over 300 practice questions available to support your preparation. 

If you have additional questions that have not yet been answered, please reach out to me at [email protected] . 

I look forward to having the opportunity to support your professional informatics nursing growth and development through the NICER Program! 

Join the NICER Program & Community Today!

Join us in the NICER program today and get started in your exam preparation. 

iCare offers two different program options  for you to enroll: Standard & Premier.

 

NICER Program Standard Includes: 

*Self-paced program 

*Over 300 practice questions. 

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

  

NICER Program Premier Includes: 

*Self-paced program. 

*Over 300 practice questions.

* ANA Nursing Informatics Scope & Standards 3rd Edition.

*Many supplemental handouts & resources.

* Nationally recognized board certified informatics expert as program instructor.

*Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare with extensive glossary

* Monthly Q & A Zooms (for 12 months from purchase).

* 10 Continuing Education contact hours.

Pick the right option for you!

***We now have the two NICER Practice Exams  available as a separate item to purchase ($97.00) if not interested in the full program. 

You can purchase those practice exams here."

 

NICER Premium

 $479 

 

Enroll Now!

NICER Standard

$289

 

Enroll Now!