About Chapter

ANIA Mission

To advance nursing informatics through education, research, and practice in all roles and settings.

About the Chapter

The Great Lakes ANIA Chapter was founded on April 29th, 2019 to serve members in the Great Lakes region and Ontario, Canada.

The chapter incorporated Western New York as part of it's coverage area in the Summer of 2023.

The body of knowledge known as Nursing Informatics (NI) is now taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Nursing Informatics was designated as a specialty by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1992. Soon after, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) began issuing board certification for informatics nurses. Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and technology vendor organizations are just a few of the places where our members practice NI. They serve in a variety of capacities, including those of analysts, project managers, program managers, educators, and consultants.

The Chapter is a non-profit organization with goals for professional and academic development. This cooperative effort improves professional opportunities and career growth by providing educational initiatives that make use of the skills of subject-matter specialists who are knowledgeable in both nursing and healthcare informatics.  It also offers an opportunity for connection and support within member practice areas.