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Certified Nurses day is Coming Soon - March 19th!

Certified Nurses Day is coming soon on March 19th, less than 1 month away!

Perhaps you are board certified in nursing informatics or another certification in nursing. There are 12 specialty certifications in nursing with informatics nursing being one of those 12 available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center  (ANCC). 

Informatics nursing has been a specialty certification since 1995, nearly 30 years now. Nursing informatics was initially recognized as a specialty nursing practice in 1992 after decades of pioneering by nurses. 

In the 1990's the use of digital health tools were quite limited in nursing care delivery. Yet, there was a strong vision for the future for what was to come. 

Today, we are living in the digital age with continual need for improvements and refinement to address the data, information, knowledge, and wisdom needs of nurses, doctors, patients, families and the entire health care team. 

As we look toward the future the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) anticipates the need and opportunity for an additional 70,000 informatics nursing roles in the United States. 

I serendipitously found my way to informatics 20 years ago and it has been a very rewarding journey. I earned my board certification in 2014, 10 years ago, and continue to develop my informatics and health IT skills. 

As we approach Certified Nurses Day, we will share insights and updates for you to either reflect on your own board certification or consider pursuing it for yourself (maybe this year!). 

Have a lovely Saturday afternoon, 

~ Dr. Kelley




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