Nursing informatics is in high demand. Recent legislation is driving healthcare institutions to adopt electronic health records (EHR). These institutions will depend on nursing informatics professionals to help adopt and transition the new technologies into practice.
According to the 2011 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, the average salary for a nursing informatics specialist was $98,703—a 16% increase in salary compared to the same survey in 2007.* Individuals certified in the specialty typically earn a higher salary compared to their noncertified colleagues.
Nurse Informatics professionals work in hospitals, healthcare organizations, universities, consulting firms, or corporations that develop and market healthcare information systems.
If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN Nursing Informatics specialization can help position you for roles such as:
- Informatics Nurse Specialist
- Director of Clinical Information
- Clinical Analyst
- Clinical Informatics Coordinator
- Informatics Consultant
- Informatics Faculty
- Informatics Researcher
- Manager of Informatics
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Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
*Health Information Management Systems Society, Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, 2011, on the Internet at http://himss.files.cms-plus.com/HIMSSorg/content/files/2011HIMSSNursingInformaticsWorkforceSurvey.pdf(viewed online September 5, 2013).