Minority Nurse magazine includes professor’s expertise

Professor of Practice Lori Martone-Roberts
Professor of the Practice of Nursing Lori Martone-Roberts (Photo by Keith Nordstrom)

Lori Martone-Roberts offers advice on pursuing nursing informatics career

The specialty field of nursing informatics is rapidly growing, fueled by recent technological advancements. The March 2024 issue of Minority Nurse magazine explores the subject and includes Wheaton College Professor of the Practice of Nursing Lori Martone-Roberts among the experts discussing the experience, skills and credentials needed to pursue a career in the field.

“According to Martone-Roberts, you’ll need an RN and BSN to serve in a nursing informatics role. Also, she says, a nurse with a master’s degree in healthcare informatics, nursing informatics, or data management will be better positioned to succeed,” Louis Pilla wrote in the article “Nursing Informatics: Connecting Tech with Care.”

Martone-Roberts, Wheaton’s director of simulation, also told the writer that “experience with patient care in the clinical setting is essential to the nursing informatics role because this role is the connection between the clinical setting and the technology piece of healthcare.”

Wheaton offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing program that prepares students for clinical practice as nurses and for being leaders in their profession. The college has a state-of-the-art clinical simulation center to help students develop and improve their clinical skills and critical thinking ability. It boasts five labs, including an intensive care unit, pediatrics, labor and delivery, medical surgical and a community room.