July 20 - 22, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN


Informatics Education for Educators

Nurses in clinical practice today cannot be separated from data, information and technology. Informatics processes and information technology are integrated into the infrastructure of modern health care and used to provide safer, more effective care.

The newly released AACN Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education calls for the incorporation of core informatics and communications technologies into nursing curricula. Basic informatics competencies are foundational and need to be part of education and practice in all specialties.

What does that mean for nursing educators and schools? How do educators integrate informatics data, information and technology into coursework? What are the essentials that nursing faculty will need to know?

Join renowned Vanderbilt School of Nursing Informatics experts for a three-day educator informatics immersion at VISTA, the Vanderbilt Informatics Summer Teaching Academy, July 20-22, 2022, in Nashville, TN.

Through interactive activities, conference attendees will identify teaching strategies, develop content, and create assessment measures to help their schools of nursing transition programs to meet the new AACN informatics-focused competencies.

Case examples, use of hands-on technology and breakouts focused on ideas, innovation and transformation will equip attendees to return to their home institutions with new knowledge, applicable strategies and realistic plans to add informatics concepts to their schools’ courses and programs. ANCC approved contact hours will be provided.



Kelly Aldrich

Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS

Director of Innovation, Vanderbilt School of Nursing


Brenda Kulhanek

Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, RN, RN-BC, NPD-BC, NE-BC

Director, Nurse Informatics Specialty, Vanderbilt School of Nursing

Patricia Sengstack

Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, FACMI

Senior Associate Dean for Nursing Informatics, Vanderbilt School of Nursing


We thank Anthony J. Jannetti , Inc . and the American Nursing Informatics Association for their partnership and support in providing contact hours for this program.

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), the American Nursing Informatics Association and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387

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About Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is a leader in developing and using advanced nursing informatics. Its integration of nursing science, technology, data science and information have made it a forerunner in nursing innovation, technology and informatics since the 1990s. One of the first schools of nursing to successfully launch high-quality graduate level distance learning, today Vanderbilt incorporates nursing informatics essentials into its Master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Ph.D. in Nursing Science programs.


About Nashville

Vanderbilt University is a world-class research university nestled in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee—Music City U.S.A. That nickname encompasses many kinds of music, ranging from the legendary Fisk Jubilee Singers to the nation’s longest running radio show, The Grand Ole Opry. You can see and hear live music day and night in Nashville. The city boasts hundreds of music venues including arenas, concert halls, small clubs and even street corners. Professional sports, great outdoor activities and a delicious reputation as a foodie destination combine to make Nashville a popular place to visit. It’s also increasingly being selected by a variety of businesses for major facilities or headquarters, including Oracle, Amazon, Mitsubishi, Facebook and Asurion. With more than 500 health care related firms, Music City is a major health care hub; health care contributes approximately $47.6 billion of economic impact in the Nashville area each year. Globally, the city’s health care companies generate more than $92 billion in revenue and more than 570,000 jobs.

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