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 June
DorotheaWinter_headshot_2018.jpg​Dorothea McDowell Winter, Ph.D., RN 

Dorothea (Thea) has taught on the faculty of nursing at Salisbury University, for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and both a Master’s and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her Ph. D. specialty is Nursing Informatics. She currently teaches leadership/management content in the undergraduate program and quality improvement and informatics in the graduate program, as well as being the Graduate Program Chair. Her clinical area of expertise is adult acute care, especially in the area of general surgery. Current research areas include nurses’ acceptance of computerized charting, perceived quality benefits of computerization in health care and computer literacy of nurses and nursing students. She is also very involved in the use of technology in nursing education, especially in the area of online course development and implementation. In her spare time she enjoys biking and kayaking at Trap Pond State Park in her home town of Laurel, Delaware.