What Can Social Media Do For Your Nursing Career?

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There is no end to how a nursing professional can use social media to their advantage. News, podcasts, publishers, nurse influencers and entrepreneurs, researchers, recruiters, and others hang out on these platforms, and the ambitious nurse ready to be a sponge can absorb the good and reject the bad that comes along with 21st-century social media.

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When asked about social media, some nurses will say something along the lines of, ‘Oh, I don’t do social media.’ And if probed further, they may say, ‘Nurses don’t use social media’ or, ‘There’s nothing of interest for a nurse on there’. However, the level of interest in social media among nursing and healthcare professionals has never been higher, and many individuals leverage such platforms to their own benefit.


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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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Grace Chau
29 Feb 2020
very enlightening and wise
Lilly Chepkemoi
12 Feb 2020
Social media is informative, as long as it doesnt jeopadize my professionalism and patients privacy
Nicole Hollins
20 Feb 2020
Interesting read however my contract contains a social media policy which would prevent me from comment on social media. As another person cited in their review I would be interested in the legalities of comment on Social Media.
Michelle Gleeson
14 Feb 2020
A motivating article about the benefits of social media. So many of us are bound by Privacy and Codes of Conduct around social media use. I’d be interested in a discussion about navigating those.
Ashma shrestha
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
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Alex Petersen
05 Feb 2020
Nothing groundbreaking.
Nadia Franich
08 Jul 2020
This article highlights the way that nurses can use social media in a positive way, to network with other health professionals and enhance their own experience.
Karen Young
11 Feb 2021
Good article
Chloe Cachia
10 Mar 2022
Enrolled Nurse
just lists some benefits of social media
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