5 Social Media Sites for Nurses

Everyone knows that networking is essential in trying to stay afloat in today’s unpredictable economy. Networking is equally important when trying to get a promotion or even when figuring out an educational path. Listed below are five helpful social networking sites to help potential and professional nurses gain an edge in the healthcare industry.

  1. ANA logoANA Nurse Space is a social media and blog platform provided by the American Nurses Association (ANA), and is meant to be used for exchanging ideas and asking questions to enhance your experience as a professional nurse. They also have a library filled with healthcare-related documents, spreadsheets, and a variety of media to assist its members in their research.
  2. International Council of Nurses (ICN) consists of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNA), and is the world’s first and most wide-spread international organization. They are dedicated to improving social welfare and the lives and careers of students and professional nurses around the globe. If you are a member of your NNA (for the U.S. it’s the ANA mentioned previously), then you are able to become a member of the ICN. Members have access to a wide variety of educational and career resources as well as keep abreast of the latest industry developments.
  3. Healthcare Travelbook is dedicated to traveling healthcare professionals. Industry experts contribute to the site to provide advice on different locations regarding housing and career possibilities for the area. This website also allows its users to find friends and colleagues in nearby or potential career areas so that they can talk with each other before signing a new contract.
  4. NursingJobs merged with NurseConnect and is an online nursing community and networking site for nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in advancing their education, careers and personal lives by sharing experiences and knowledge with others. NursingJobs is owned and operated by AMN Healthcare, Inc, which has been around for over 25 years, and whose major nursing divisions have received the Gold Seal of Approval two years running by the Joint Commission.
  5. Healthcare POV is the blog and forum a branch of “ADVANCE for Nurses.” The contributors of this blog consist of a regular staff, and guest writers who work in nursing. They aim to provide helpful nursing career information and the current events within the healthcare industry. Healthcare POV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter under “ADVANCE for Nurses.”
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on May 06, 2010

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