Title

Nurses and Twitter: the good, the bad, and the reluctant

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Wilson, R, Ranse, J, Cashin, A & McNamara, P in press, 'Nurses and Twitter: the good, the bad, and the reluctant', Collegian.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2013.09.003

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Nurses and other health professionals are adopting social media to network with health care professionals and organizations, support health education, deliver health promotion messages, enhance professional development and employment opportunities, and communicate within political forums. This paper explores the growing use of social media, and examines the current dynamics of Twitter as an example of the uptake of social media. This paper also offers practical guidance for new Twitter users who are interested in using this social media approach in clinical or educational settings, and for professional development.