Preconference: Nursing Informatics Certification Review

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Target Audience

Nurses working in informatics who are interested in preparing for the Nursing Informatics (NI) Certification Exam


The Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics now offers an intensive one-day review workshop to prepare informaticians for the ANCC NI Certification Exam. Workshop attendees will learn important concepts related to NI practice, models and theories, trends in health IT, systems design life cycle, human factor concepts, data management, and much more. Exam strategies and study resources will also be discussed.


At the completion of this course, participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the foundations of nursing informatics practice to include theories, models, and industry trends
  2. Describe stages of the systems design life cycle and the role of the informatics specialist
  3. Examine the importance of data integration, standards, terminologies, backup processes, and transformation of data to support nursing practice
  4. Evaluate hardware, software, and communication solutions and troubleshooting techniques to enhance and optimize patient care 


Charlotte A. Seckman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, CPHIMS, RN-BC


Time Topic
8:15–8:45 a.m Check-in/Breakfast
8:45–9 Welcome
9–9:45 Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Theories and Models
  • NI Scope and Standards
  • The three “R”s –Rules, Regulations, Requirements
  • Industry Trends
9:45–10:30 Information Systems Design Life Cycle
  • Stage 1: Plan and Analyze
  • Stage 2: Design and Build
10:30–10:45 Break
10:45–11 Information Systems Design Life Cycle
  • Stage 3: Test and Implement
  • Stage 4: Evaluate, Maintain and Support
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Data Management
  • Data Standards and Terminologies
  • Database Types
  • Archiving, Backup, and Disaster Recovery
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30–2:30 Data Transformation
  • Applying Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Model
  • Decision Support
  • Data mining/Knowledge Discovery
  • Retrieval and Dissemination
2:30–3:30 Health Information Technology
  • Hardware/Software
  • Communication Technologies
3:30–3:45 Break
3:45–4:30 Exam Strategies and Resources
4:30–5 Wrap Up and Review

Continuing Education

Participants may receive 6.5 contact hour(s) upon successful completion of this educational activity. Successful completion of this activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attending the entire activity, completion of the online CNE evaluation survey, and completion of the verification of attendance form provided on site. Partial credit is not provided. Participants receive a CNE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately 2-4 weeks after submitting their request, and required documentation.

No conflict of interest with a commercial interest was disclosed by any of the planners, faculty members, or speakers for this program.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

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