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Massachusetts Nurse Informatics Certification - MA

If you can see the value and reward in an exciting and demanding career like nursing informatics, there are a few things that you should know that can help you get there. First of all, there is no state licensure requirement for nursing informaticists in Massachusetts; however, you are required to have a registered nurse state license. So there is not a specific Massachusetts nursing informatics certification.

To get licensed as a RN, the first thing you should do is take the National Council Licensure Examination, more commonly referred to as the NCLEX, which has a $200 fee. You can take this examination at an authorized location of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

These are some things to remember before you begin your career as a nursing informaticist:

  • You must be registered and state licensed as a nurse. Upon passing the entrance exam, the NCLEX, you can get registration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • The Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) is an optional credential from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Next, take the examination by the ANCC. This is the test that will give you registration as a nurse and will give you the title of RN-BC. There is a $390 charge for this test, and the registration is renewable every 5 years. Renewal requirements from the ANCC do change periodically, so it is best to contact them about the specific requirements for renewal.

Now that you have your RN-BC, you can start thinking about supplemental credentialing. The most commonly chosen supplemental credential for professionals in this field is the CPHIMS. The cost for this exam is $375, and you are expected to renew this credential every 3 years, with a minimum of 45 credits. This type of certification has a positive affect on your job because it shows the industry and employers that you are competent in your career.

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