In addition to being the founder of modern nursing, Nightingale was an eminent statistician and innovative creator in the visual presentation of health information and statistical graphics. The color statistical graphic entitled “Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the Army of the East” was used to demonstrate that epidemic disease was responsible for more British deaths in the course of the Crimean War than battlefield wounds. Nightingale used the graphic as a way to explain complex statistics simply, clearly, and persuasively. Thus, Nightingale was also a forerunner of modern Nursing Informatics.
Initially CNIA partnered with CNF and the Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship Committee to raise funds supporting this national graduate level scholarship for Canadian Nurses pursuing advanced education in Nursing Informatics. The goal of $150,000 has been achieved and going forward sales of the Nursing Informatics Pin will go to CNIA to support nursing informatics initiatives in Canada.
Wearing the Canadian Nursing Informatics pin as a symbol of Nursing Informatics in Canada celebrates Canada’s Nurse Informatician leadership, professionalism, academic endeavors, research, and contributions to Canada’s Digital Health agenda. Canada’s Nursing Informatics day is held annually on May the 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, which also falls during Canada’s National Nursing Week.
Be the first in your group to show off the pin on your lapel…
In fact, order a dozen and pass them around to all clinical informaticians in your group.
Pins are orderable online, or through eTransfer.
Send request for # of pins including your mailing address to NIPin@cnia.ca. e-Transfer payment information will be sent to you and pin/s will be mailed to the address provided once the e-Transfer is complete