Center for Nursing Informatics

The Center for Nursing Informatics leads the discovery, application, and cutting edge thinking for nursing and health informatics scholarship to improve the health of individuals and communities.

The Center for Nursing Informatics provides a scholarly home within the University of Minnesota for

  • nursing and Interprofessional informatics research teams
  • networking and scholarship opportunities for professional, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate nursing informaticians
  • engagement with local, national, and international informatics partners
  • applying nursing and health informatics knowledge to improve health and health care

Center members discover and employ innovative methods of informatics research; use standardized nursing terminologies and essential minimum data sets for knowledge discovery; and apply research methods to clinical and other information systems.
We provide partnerships for the development and testing of new informatics products such as simulation, serious gaming, geographic information systems (GIS), and supportive care technologies for consumers to engage in managing their health.
The Center for Nursing Infomatics is an International Classification of Nursing Practice Research and Development Center. Established in 2007 as an International Council of Nurses (ICN) Accredited Research and Development Center.

View the Center's organizational structure. We welcome your participation.

Big Data Science Conference 2014 Nursing Knowledge:

Big Data & Science for Transforming Healthcare Conference

New course available: CNE 162:

Patient Engagement in Health Information

Watch our new recorded webinar: Consider a Future in Nursing Informatics

Learn about educational opportunities and careers related to the growing use and standardization of electronic health records in practice and research. The University of Minnesota offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialty in nursing informatics. In addition, nurses and non-nurses have completed the PhD in Nursing with a scholarly emphasis in informatics.


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Bonnie L. Westra, Director, Center for Nursing Informatics

Thomas Clancy, Co-Director, Center for Nursing Informatics – Simulation & Other Projects

Connie Delaney, Co-Director, Center for Nursing Informatics, ICNP Center

Karen A. Monsen, Co-Director, Center for Nursing Informatics, Omaha System Partnership


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The Center for Nursing Informatics is an International Classification of Nursing Practice Research and Development Center, recognized by the International Council if Nursing (ICN) since 2007.

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  • Last modified on June 19, 2014