Alignment of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Graduate-Level Nursing Informatics Competencies with American Medical Informatics Association Health Informatics Core Competencies

Karen A Monsen, Ruth A. Bush, Josette Jones, E. La Verne Manos, Diane J. Skiba, Stephen B. Johnson

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This study yielded a map of the alignment of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Graduate-Level Nursing Informatics Competencies with American Medical Informatics Association Health Informatics Core Competencies in an effort to understand graduate-level accreditation and certification opportunities in nursing informatics. Nursing Informatics Program Directors from the American Medical Informatics Association and a health informatics expert independently mapped the American Association of Colleges of Nursing competencies to the American Medical Informatics Association Health Informatics knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The Nursing Informatics Program Directors' map connected an average of 4.0 American Medical Informatics Association Core Competencies per American Association of Colleges of Nursing competency, whereas the health informatics expert's map connected an average of 5.0 American Medical Informatics Association Core Competencies per American Association of Colleges of Nursing competency. Agreement across the two maps ranged from 14% to 60% per American Association of Colleges of Nursing competency, revealing alignment between the two groups' competencies according to knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These findings suggest that graduates of master's degree programs in nursing, especially those specializing in nursing informatics, will likely be prepared to sit for the proposed Advanced Health Informatics Certification in addition to the American Nurses Credentialing Center bachelor's-level Informatics Nursing Certification. This preliminary map sets the stage for further in-depth mapping of nursing informatics curricula with American Medical Informatics Association Core Competencies and will enable interprofessional conversations around nursing informatics specialty program accreditation, nursing workforce preparation, and nursing informatics advanced certification. Nursing informaticists should examine their need for credentials as key contributors who will address critical health informatics needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-404
Number of pages9
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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  • Accreditation
  • Certification
  • Competencies
  • Nursing informatics

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Alignment of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Graduate-Level Nursing Informatics Competencies with American Medical Informatics Association Health Informatics Core Competencies. / Monsen, Karen A; Bush, Ruth A.; Jones, Josette; Manos, E. La Verne; Skiba, Diane J.; Johnson, Stephen B.

In: CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, Vol. 37, No. 8, 01.08.2019, p. 396-404.

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