Your blog is very informative. I have read the questions and comments over the years. I want to get more of your opinion on nursing informatics. I have been a BSN-RN for 7 years and I am looking to advance my degree. I am thinking of doing a masters in Nursing informatics but I have no experience in the informatics field. I like working with computer software but I only have experience in charting and reviewing EMR in software such as meditech. I did bedside nursing for a few years and currently work in acute/post acute case management. Do you think getting a masters is an expensive, long route to get into the informatics field? And do you by any chance know what the average salary for nursing/clinical informatics is now especially in the state of Texas?