Chapter Mission

To advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research and professional activities.

About the Chapter

The DelMarVa Chapter was founded in 2015 and serves all of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Members include Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Technologists, and Educators from Hospitals, Vendors, Higher Educational Institutions, and other health care ventures.

The American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is comprised of nursing and other Clinical Health IT professionals who

are committed to their specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing and informatics practice
identify informatics practice as a specialty that is essential to the delivery of high quality, and cost-effective health care
are committed to their professional development and seek to actively engage in a community of like-minded professionals
use informatics to improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communication (ANA, 2008*)

Member of the Month for September

Jeanne Long, MSN, BSN, RN

Hello my name is Jeanne Long. A little bit about me, I received my Bachelors in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating, I worked as an orthopedic nurse for UPMC. I became interested in Nursing Informatics at UPMC, and became a member of the unit based Nursing Informatics council, where we brought about new changes and polices throughout the hospital. This interest led me across the country to sunny California, where I received my Masters in Nursing Informatics from the University of San Diego. After graduation from USD, one more cross country trip was in order to Virginia, where I began my career as a Nursing Informatics Coordinator at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Over my time at CHKD we have implemented many new technologies, and I enjoy training staff members on our latest upgrades, as well as Cerner documentation. 

I am married to my sweet husband, Mitchell and we welcomed our first daughter, Amelia, this March. We love to travel the United States and visiting National Parks. We've been to many including Arches, Grand Tetons, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Our next adventure is in early October to Shenandoah. We are looking forward to traveling as a family of three and are excited to show Amelia the wonder of these beautiful parks. We currently live in Virginia Beach with our yellow lab, Quincy.