Minnesota Nursing magazine

Course develops nursing informatics leadership

Leadership in nursing informatics requires multifaceted approaches, diverse skills and the ability to discern the optimal applications within rapidly changing human and technological systems. Center faculty are addressing this critical leadership need through a first-of-its-kind partnership with Coursera, a key partner with the University of Minnesota in open, online courses. Funded by a $40,000 Coursera grant, the center is developing a series of specialization courses in nursing informatics leadership. Learners from around the world will be able to register for this specialization and earn a specialization certificate.

The courses are designed to meet the growing demand for effective informatics leaders in nursing as technology expands worldwide in health care organizations, the software industry and academia. The specialization is comprised of five courses focused on learning principles of informatics leadership in clinical and academic settings, and application of these principles to real-world scenarios in practice and training/education environments. National and internationally recognized nursing informatics faculty include Karen A. Monsen, Bonnie L. Westra and Connie White Delaney, as well as guest speaker Daniel J. Pesut. Participants will engage in the inaugural use of the Minnesota Nursing Informatics Leadership Inventory (MNILI). By completing the inventory, at z.umn.edu/MNILI, participants will receive a personalized report. The information provided will contribute to advancing new knowledge in the field of nursing informatics leadership.

Big data conference

At the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Conference, a new topic-driven repository for big data articles, work group reports, presentations, proceedings and other documents was announced. Access it at www.nursingbigdata.org. Save the date for the 2019 conference June 5-8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Center for Nursing Informatics

Karen Monsen and Connie White Delaney

Center Director: 
Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAMIA
Connie White Delaney, PHD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

To lead the discovery, application, and cutting edge thinking for nursing informatics scholarship to improve the health of individuals and communities. Center members discover and employ innovative methods of informatics research; use standardized nursing terminologies and essential minimum data sets; and apply research methods to clinical and other information systems.

For more information:
Phone: 612-624-0490
Email: mons0122@umn.edu