National Institute on Nursing Informatics

The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association is pleased to announce the unanimous Board decision to recommend the newest CNIA Endorsement be awarded to the National Institute on Nursing Informatics educational initiatives in Canada.

The National Institute on Nursing Informatics is being led by Dr. Lynn Nagle, Founding President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and a key Canadian pioneer in Nursing Informatics.  To find out more about the Institute, please visit the Institute web site


That CNIA endorse the National Institute on Nursing Informatics as a model for nursing informatics educational initiatives in Canada

Supporting Rationale

The inaugural National Institute on Nursing Informatics will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and supported by a number of guest faculty from across Canada. This 3 day institute will provide a focused educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about informatics. The program will be of particular interest to nurse educators responsible for the integration of informatics into entry level nursing programs, nursing practice leaders, or nurses currently working in or considering a future career in informatics. Participants will be equipped with sufficient foundational knowledge to be able to effectively participate in informatics related operational and educational discussions and activities in their work settings.

Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge and experience of the faculty who will teach in the institute. The curriculum will cover a broad range of topics with content being covered through a combination of didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, and independent study.

Throughout the 3 day institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

In accordance with the endorsement process, CNIA members were given 14 days to provide any additional comments before the final endorsement was issued.  The comment period was October 11 to October 25, 2011. The Endorsement received final approval by the Board on Nov. 1, 2011.