Earlier this month, Sandra Allen received official accreditation from the American Nursing Credentialing Center in informatics nursing, a form of electronic data-driven health care.
The criteria for ANCC certification is quite rigorous. Among other requirements, candidates must log on at least 2,000 hours of informatics nursing experience and complete an informatics nursing graduate program consisting of at least 200 hours of faculty-supervised practicums.
“Nurses today have to be computer literate, but also information literate,” she said. “We want to make sure that when our students graduate, they’re prepared to walk into that care setting, and to function and perform at a high level.”
Allen is profiled in the fall 2015 Brenau Window feature “Off the Charts.” You can read more about her career in informatics nursing at http://window.brenau.edu/articles/off-the-charts.