Center for Nursing Informatics Overview

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The Center for Nursing Informatics leads the discovery, application, and cutting edge thinking for nursing and health informatics scholarship to improve the health of individuals and communities.

About our Center

Our vision

Improving the health of individuals and communities through nursing informatics

Our areas of excellence

The Center for Nursing Informatics provides a scholarly home within the University of Minnesota for:

  • Nursing and Interprofessional informatics research teams
  • Networking and scholarship opportunities for professional, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate nursing informaticians
  • Engagement with local, national, and international informatics partners
  • Applying nursing and health informatics knowledge to improve health and health care

Overarching strategic goals

  • Lead cutting edge research through discovery and application of informatics research methods
  • Provide partnerships for testing new informatics’ products
  • Develop and use electronic information systems and other health information technologies (i.e. serious gaming, simulation software, GIS) to support clinicians and health consumers 
  • Provide nursing informatics professional development offerings
  • Ensure academic offerings that are state of the science
  • Foster collaboration in nursing and health informatics through engagement of community and international partnerships


$7.9 million grant will advance health equity by training students to use data to improve public health

The University of Minnesota is leading a first-of-its-kind partnership to help underrepresented students and professional trainees harness the power of public health data to develop disease-prevention and well-being improvement initiatives in their communities

News from the Center for Nursing Informatics

Professor Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN, has been named the 2021 recipient of the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, recognizing an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing.