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Maryland Nurse Informatics Certification - MD

If you are interested in becoming a nursing informaticist in Maryland, the first thing that you should know is that there is no state license for this profession. There is, however, the requirement of being a current and active registered nurse, or RN, before you can obtain your Maryland nursing informatics certification.

To obtain licensure for the RN, you will have to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, also known as the NCLEX, which will cost about $200 to take, given at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, or NCSBN, and you can take the test at any of their authorized locations. This will get you onto the track of becoming involved as a nursing informaticist in Maryland.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • You first need to be registered as a nurse. After passing the NCLEX, you can attain your registration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • You have the option of being a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, or CPHIMS. You can get this certification from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, or HIMSS; however, it is not required.

The next step is the ANCC examination, which should cost around $390. Successful passage of that test will entitle you to the RN-BC designation. The RN-BC title should be renewed every 5 years. Due to continuous change in the nursing field, however, the ANCC states that requirements for renewal vary, so consider contacting them directly to find out more about this issue.

Now, you do have the option of the taking the CPHIMS test; however, this is optional. It carries a fee of $375 and is more suitable for candidates that will be working predominantly in the IT field. As a informaticist, this is a credential that you should definitely consider. Renewal of the CPHIMS title takes place every 5 years, and you must have at least 45 credits of continued education. You can also retake the initial test, if you wish.

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