New Hampshire Nurse Informatics Certification - NH
Nurses who wish to pursue the nursing informatics certification can do so through the process that is outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on their website at www.nursecredentialing.org/NurseSpecialties/Informatics.aspx. The ANCC is a subsidiary organization of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and is responsible for the credentialing and renewal of the nursing informatics certification. The certification process begins with submission of an application for the certification examination, payment of appropriate fees, and the satisfactory completion of additional requirements as set forth by the ANCC.
The exam application can be downloaded from the ANCC website, the fees are $270 for ANA members and $390 for non-members, and the additional requirements include an active registered nurse (RN) license in the state of New Hampshire, a minimum of two years full time employment as a registered nurse (RN), minimum of 30 hours of continuing education completed in the field of nursing informatics, and at least 2,000 practical experience hours within the last three years prior to submitting the exam application. This practical experience requirement is waived for those who are in the process of or have already completed a master’s degree program.
The computer based exam for nursing informatics certification is administered by appointment only; once you receive your results showing a passing score, you are then certified in nursing informatics. Your certification is valid for five years and will need to be renewed at that time. The renewal process is similar to the initial application process in that there is a fee and proof of continuing education must be documented. There is not a specific New Hampshire nursing informatics certification. Certification is all done through the ANCC.
In the state of New Hampshire, nursing informatics is not a regulated profession through state licensure. However, you will need to maintain your active registered nurse (RN) license to continuing working in the nursing informatics field, as the registered nurse (RN) licensure is a requirement for this field.