A Message from Our President


I am grateful to be part of an amazing organization and to have the opportunity to serve as your President.    I encourage you to take advantage of the many educational and other activities that we have planned throughout the year.  Please take the time to explore what we have to offer, and we look forward to your involvement in all our activities throughout the year.

Congratulations to the 2024 Rita D. Zelstorff Award recipient: Dr. Sandra McPherson DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, PMP!

(Dr. Sandra McPherson DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, PMP , RIta D. Zielstorff MS, RN)


Spring/ Summer Educational Program - June 17, 2024  

HIMSS and AMIA NIWG Key Priorities for Nursing Informatics

 The 2024 HIMSS and AMIA NIWG priorities focus on addressing the global nursing shortage and burnout by reducing administrative burdens and enhancing the integration of advanced technologies like AI and machine learning in nursing practice. They aim to improve nurses' data literacy and analytics skills, ensuring they can effectively use these tools for better patient outcomes and operational efficiency. Additionally, continuous education and competency development are emphasized to position nurses as leaders in healthcare innovation, ultimately promoting health equity and personalized patient care. Join us for this timely update.

  • Registration
  • Time: 
    • Business Meeting: 5:30 -6:00 pm
    • Program: 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Speakers:
    • Mark Sugrue, MSN, RN, NI-BC, FHIMSS (Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal,  Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Hybrid) 
    • Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN (Associate Professor, Director- Center for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness, Distinguished Scholar- College of Nursing, Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar- University of Iowa)

 Virtual Journal Club (Journal Club registration is complimentary to members)

Please join us for our September 10, 2024 (6-7 pm)  virtual journal club.  Registration is free for members and can be completed through the following link: Register here.

  • Hoelscher, Stephanie H. DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHISP, FHIMSS; McBride, Susan PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN; Bumpus, Serena DNP, RN, NEA-BC. Preparing for the Future: Establishing a National Consensus on Nursing Crisis Documentation. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing 41(2):p 86-93, February 2023. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000896

We have handpicked this article for our community thanks to our partnership with CIN and Wolters Kluwer. We look forward to a lively discussion and how it relates to your informatics.  

The session will be held on Zoom, and we will offer CE credits to registered attendeesCongratulations to our member, Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FANN, FACMI, who has been appointed to Professor of Medicine at Havard Medical School, effective January 1, 2024. 

Dr. Patricia Dykes is the Research Program Director of the BWH Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. She is nationally and internationally known as a leader in clinical informatics and patient safety research. She has developed technological innovations that have enhanced awareness of, and training in, fall prevention across MGB and around the world. She has built a substantial record of scholarship with widely cited publications in high-impact journals and frequent speaking engagements in national and international venues. Her work has been supported by competitive federal and foundation funding. Dr. Dykes has served in leadership roles and on key committees for the professional societies of her field, including a term as President of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). She is a devoted teacher and committed mentor to trainees and faculty at BWH and HMS.

Please join me in congratulating her on this achievement.

Student Membership

NENIC is pleased to announce a special reduced membership rate for students enrolled in a nursing informatics program. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click here. We are looking forward to an exciting new year.  We will continue to balance community updates, educational offerings, and leadership. It has been an honor to serve as NENIC President. 

NENIC has a Joint Agreement with Boston Children's Hospital to bring continuing education programs to our membership. Activities will be submitted to the Boston Children's Hospital for approval to award contact hours. The Boston Children's Hospital is accredited as an approved of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Receive a Computers Informatics Nursing (CIN) subscription online & in print at the discounted price of $49.99- Visit CIN Website and use promo code WQK077AA

at checkout.

Past presentations are available, including our COVID19 series, on NENIC's YouTube Channel, and on our website. Worried about FOMO, Subscribe to NENIC's YouTube channel and be notified as soon as it is available!

As always, we are “Nurses Transforming Healthcare through Informatics.”

Be well, be safe, 

Lynda Powers, MBA, MS, RN-BC, NENIC President 

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Member Benefits:

  • Professional Development
  • Fall and Spring Networking and Education (Complimentary registration )- In person or Remote
  • Registration discount to Annual Symposium
  • Archived Video recordings
  • Opportunities to join NENINC Committees to contribute to certification requirements

2024 20th Annual Symposium!

May 17, 2024

Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective Registration

Register here


Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

NENIC’s Annual Conference is recognized as a 'must attend' conference for New England clinical informaticists.   Exhibitors have an outstanding opportunity to showcase their solutions to nurse leaders and decision-makers who are working within clinical information systems, educational applications, data collection/research applications, administrative/decision support systems, and those who have an interest in the field of nursing informatics. 2024 Prospectus- Click Here.

  • Hotel Room (s): NENIC has secured preferred room rates ($169.00) at the  Embassy Suites Waltham Hotel for  1 night (May 16th-17th) .  You can use the following link, under NENIC Leadership,  to book a room.  All reservations must be entered by April 17th.  NENIC Trends Hotel Reservation