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ANCC Anounces New Collaborative Relationship with Alliance of Nursing Informatics (ANI) - South Carolina Nurse

March 3, 2006

On February 11, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification voted to approve the formal establishment of a collaborative relationship with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI). The purpose of the partnership between the organizations is to jointly promote the development of informatics nursing through provision of national certification opportunities for nurses in the field of informatics. This new collaboration coincides with the 10th Anniversary of the Informatics Certification; both ANI and ANCC will jointly celebrate this event to honor the contribution of America's informatics nurses to the advancement of the healthcare field.

The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) is a collaboration of organizations that represent a unified voice for nursing informatics. The Alliance represents more than 3,000 nurses and brings together 18 distinct nursing informatics groups in the United States and provides a single contact point for informatics nurses and the healthcare community. ANI facilitates the involvement of informatics nurses in the development of resources, guidelines, research, public policy, certification, advocacy and career development.

As one point of the agreement, ANI will appoint and sponsor a volunteer for the ANCC Informatics Nursing Content Expert Panel (CEP); the CEP is composed of currently practicing, certified nurses in that specialty. Volunteers sitting on a content expert panel play a key role in the development of the profession by identifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of informatics nurses through a logical job analysis, a process that ultimately affects all nurses that practice in a particular specialty area.

ANI will also play an active role in identifying potential test item writers for the Informatics Exam. ANI will also play a key role in defining market opportunities for the Informatics Nursing Certification, and in nominating participants for various studies and research.

As a collaborating partner with ANCC, all members of ANI will receive a special rate on the certification exam; a discount rate will also apply to certification renewal. Furthermore, through the end of 2006 a Special Discount will apply reducing the fee for ANI members to only $250.00. to celebrate not only the signing of the collaborative agreement between ANI and ANCC, but the 10th Anniversary of the Informatics Nurse Certification, and the fact that this was the first ANCC exam to be offered in a computer-based format (in 1996).

About American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)-www.nursecredentialing.org

ANCC is the nation's leading nursing credentialing organization, offering general and advanced practice certification in over 35 specialty areas. ANCC certifications are highly regarded across the nation by federal, state and local agencies. In addition, ANCC offers continuing nursing education contact hours and review course materials through its Institute for Credentialing Innovation, accredits organizations that offer or approve continuing education courses for registered nurses, and promotes excellence in nursing services through its Magnet Recognition Program�. Each ANCC program is offered on an international platform through the ANCC Credentialing International program. ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

About The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI)

In 2004 eighteen national and regional NI groups collaborated to form the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) with the sponsorship of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

The nursing informatics organizations/groups that are affiliating with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics are:

AMIA - NIWG American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group

ANIA -American Nursing Informatics Association

BANIC - Boston Area Nursing Informatics Consortium

CARING-Capital Area Roundtable on Informatics in Nursing

CSRA-CIN-Central Savannah River Area Clinical Informatics Network

CHIN-Connecticut Healthcare Informatics Network

DVNCN - Delaware Valley Nursing Computer Network

HINJ-Health Informatics of New Jersey

HIMSS - NITF-Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Nursing Informatics Task Force

INFO-Informatics Nurses From Ohio

MINING-Minnesota Nursing Informatics Group

MNRS - Midwest Nursing Research section -NI Research section

NCNA CONI-North Carolina State Nurses Association Council on NI

NISCNE-Nursing Information Systems Council of New England

PISUG -Perinatal Information Systems User Group

PSNI-Puget Sound Nursing Informatics

SCINN - South Carolina Informatics Nursing Network

UNIN - Utah Nursing Informatics Network

Other Related Organizations:

ANA-American Nurses Association

CIN-Computers, Informatics, Nursing

For more information visit: www.allianceni.org

About the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the premier organization in the United States dedicated to the development and application of medical informatics in the support of patient care, teaching, research, and health care administration. AMIA's members are the thought-leaders in informatics shaping the future of health information technology and represent all basic, applied, and clinical interests. For more information visit: www.amia.org.

About the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., and other locations across the country, HIMSS represents more than 17,000 individual members and over 275 member corporations that employ more than 1 million people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care. Visit www.himss.org for more information