Support and enhance the role of the Informatics Nurse to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care delivery.
Greater Delaware Valley ANIA Chapter (GDV-ANIA) was formerly known as Delaware Valley Nursing & Computer Network (DVNCN).
Greater Delaware Valley ANIA, originally founded as DVNCN in the late 1980s in the Philadelphia area by a small group of acute care nurses who worked with computer systems, primarily in hospitals. The organization has grown to more than 400 active members from a variety of healthcare settings.
Since GDV-ANIA's inception, Nursing Informatics (NI) has become a body of knowledge studied at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 1992, the American Nurses Association (ANA) recognized Nursing Informatics as a specialty. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nurse board certification shortly followed.
Our members practice NI in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, long-term care facilities and technology vendor organizations. They work as analysts, project managers, program managers, educators and consultants promoting nursing practice through nursing informatics.
GDV-ANIA is a not-for-profit association with professional and educational objectives. This collaborative effort enhances career growth and professional opportunities through the following:
- Educational activities that utilize the talent of domain experts who share knowledge related to the field of both nursing and healthcare informatics
- Conferences that provide a forum for networking and collaboration on various topics germane to the field of informatics
- Networking together to identify and share emerging trends related to the use of innovative technology by nurses