With social media use on the rise, and no signs of it letting up any time soon, it is important for us all to think of it in terms of our professional needs. For nurses, the use of social media can be used in so many capacities beyond the usual photo sharing with family and friends. Whether they are interested in writing/posting themselves, as subject matter experts, or whether they are more interested in learning from others social media can be a valuable tool. It is always recommended to ensure that information is gathered from reputable sources and those with the knowledge you are seeking before trusting the information.
The American Nurses Association came up with 6 principles for nurses using social media, as well as 6 mistakes to avoid and we wanted to make sure and share their suggestions with all of you.
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