Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics (WINI)


             Celebrating 23 years of Nursing Informatics Education

Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics (WINI)

 is a nursing informatics continuing education course that travels around the country to provide affordable, in-depth nursing informatics education. Approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an approved provider of nursing continuing education, WINI focuses on basic competencies in nursing informatics. WINI and Informatics Insights are developed and presented by faculty Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAMIA, FAAN; Liberty Rovira, MSN, RN-BC; and Kathleen Smith, MScEd, RN-BC, FHIMSS.  All faculty members are board certified in Nursing Informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

 Join us at an upcoming WINI

The revised WINI integrates 2018 ANCC NI test content for the NI certification exam with ANA’s nursing informatics scope and standards of practice.


Date 2018Host, LocationContact
April 3-4, 2019Texas Woman's University
Dallas, Texas
Registration details at https://weekend-immersion-in-nursing-informtics.eventbrite.com
May 3-4, 2019Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD
Registration details at https://www.peninsula.org/wini2019

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Hosting a WINI
Bring a WINI to your hospital, school, or organization! Hosting a WINI at your location is an easy, low-cost way to deliver an intensive immersion into nursing informatics, provide 18 contact hours of nursing informatics education, and explore the  2015 nursing informatics scope and standards of practice and nursing informatics certification test content outline and requirements.
  • Provide continuing nursing education contact hours to your staff, members, or students
  • Create organizational brand recognition and a networking opportunity within your hospital, system, or community
  • Reduce travel costs
  • Carol Bickford will partner with you to produce a successful workshop with ease. WINI will be scheduled for 2 days (Usually a Friday and Saturday, but other days may be scheduled with mutual agreement). WINI may be conducted exclusively for your nurses or opened to public registration. You may choose to co-host with other hospitals, schools of nursing, and organizations in your area to increase attendance.
  • Daily start and end times are 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • All public WINI workshops receive free advertising on ICCE’s website.
ICCE Provides
  • All course materials, including Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards, Second Edition (2015) and the current edition of Saba and McCormick’s Essentials of Nursing Informatics.
  • ANCC Board Certified Informatics Nurse faculty.
  • 18 contact hours of nursing informatics continuing education.
As the Host, Your Organization Provides
  • A Minimum of 20 registered participants (from your facility and/or the public). Maximum attendance is 50 participants.
  • Meeting space.
  • AV equipment and set up.
  • All meals and refreshment breaks.
  • Marketing announcements.
Learn More & Schedule Your WINI Event
Contact Carol Bickford via phone at 301.602.7327 or via email at caroljbickford@earthlink.net

Contact Carol

Contact Carol carol@icce.us

Contact Kathleen

Contact Kathleen kathleen@icce.us

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