Nursing Informatics Bootcamp April 15 and 16, 2024

April 15 - 16, 2024 | Chapter Event



New Eligibility criteria for informatics certificates as of May 2024 will require a Bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing. You will want to attend this event as it will be one of the last times before the requirement is tightened.  Participants will earn 14 contact hours of continuing education credits (CEU) for attending this event.  In addition, those that attend the Nursing Boot Camp will receive a FREE registration to the Annual Conference on April 17th.


The cost for this event is only $700 but HURRY to save $100 – early-bird pricing is only $600 if you register by January 31, 2024



Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riveplace

250 Riverplace

Greenville, South Carolina 29610

United States


Date / Time

April 15 @ 8:00am - April 16 @ 5:00pm


Course Description

This intensive two-day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues. It includes content for Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing
Center (ANCC) board certified Informatics Nurses. Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to become exposed to the course topics. Participants will earn 14 contact hours of continuing education credits for attending this event. Please note that you must attend at least 50% of the course times and submit the evaluation to receive 7 contact hours. The Planning committee and speaker for this activity have no financial disclosures to provide. Axxess Consult Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

This program is approved for up to 14.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information; Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information; Management Systems (CAHIMS).


Course Objectives

  • Discuss the scope and standards of nursing informatics practice
  • Describe professional practice, trends and issues within the informatics nurse role
  • Explore management and leadership issues affecting informatics in healthcare settings
  • Identify key concepts in informatics, information technology, information management, knowledge generation and data security.
  • Consider human factors in relation to information technology systems
  • Describe models and theories associated with informatics.
  • Delineate steps of the system life cycle as it applies to information technology in the health setting


Conference Topics

These topics from the ANCC outline will be presented in addition to current topics.

  • I. Foundations of Practice
  • II. System Design Lifecycle
  • III. Data Management and Health Care Technology



Monday April 15

  • 7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 9:00am - Introductions and Set Objectives
  • 9:00am - 10:00am - Foundations of Practice: Professional Practice & Interprofessional Collaboration
  • 10:00am - 10:15am - Break
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm - System Design Lifecycle (Planning, Design and Build, Testing, Training, and Implementation, Monitoring, Maintaining, Supporting, Evaluating)
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm - System Design Lifecycle
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Introduction to Case Studies
  • 4:30pm - End of Day

Tuesday April 16

  • 7:30am - 8:00am - Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 9:45am - Foundations of Practice: Methodologies and Theories – Rules and Regulations and Requirements
  • 9:45am - 10:00am - Break
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm - Data Management and Health Care Technology: Data Standards, Data Management, Data Transformation, Hardware, Software, and Peripherals + Break
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm - Data Management and Health Care Technology
  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm - Presentation of Case Studies by Participants
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm - Break
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Presentation of Case Studies by Participants
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Certification Exam Preparation, Final Questions, Course Evaluation
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Reception, Networking Event




Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN, NI-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, FAMIA,, is the Course Director and Consultant in Healthcare Informatics, Franklin, TN. She is uniquely qualified to teach this course as she has experience in the vendor, consulting, academic and hospital worlds. Dr. Newbold is ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and initiated the first review course in nursing informatics in 1995. She organized the first hospital-based conference in Nursing Informatics in the US. In 2001 she won the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Technology Award for Knowledge Advancement for this course. Dr. Newbold is the Recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2019 Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. In 2023 she was selected as the recipient of the AMIA Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.

Dr. Newbold earned her PhD and MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a Founder of CARING (now ANIA). Susan is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, HIMSS, and AMIA. Identified as a pioneer in nursing informatics, Susan co-edited five books and has written numerous articles on informatics topics. Susan was a keynote speaker
in the first nursing informatics conferences held in Taiwan and Singapore and has consulted in informatics in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, and Taiwan.
Susan was selected in the 2013 Class for “Women to Watch” by the Nashville Medical News and is the HIMSS 2015 Chapter Leader of the Year awarded in 2016.


GwenGwen Holder, MSN, RN, NI-BC, is Director, Nursing Informatics Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Gwen’s clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing and physical/cognitive rehabilitation nursing. She has also served as assistant manager, unit manager, and director of nursing before making the move to informatics 25 years ago. Gwen has been intimately involved with development, training, implementation and support of various homegrown and commercial electronic systems (CPOE, Nursing Documentation, Bar Code Medication Administration, Electronic Medical Record, Dashboards). She has presented at the local, regional and national level on informatics related topics and has several informatics and leadership related publications. Gwen has co-led a course on system life cycle design in the Nursing Informatics MSN Program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and serves as a preceptor for Nursing Informatics Practicum experiences. Gwen is board certified in Nursing Informatics by the ANCC. She is the immediate Past-President of the Tennessee Chapter of ANIA. Gwen is the 2018 recipient of the Vanderbilt Adrienne Ames Transformational Nursing Leader Award.