Blogging & Social Media

Blogging and Social Media provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with a bigger voice in the world. The Blogging & Social Media category will focus on topics that help nurses become more empowered through blogging.

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Clinical Informatics Specialist: New Job and Tips To Become a Nerdy Nurse

I’m a Star Trek Nurse with the professional title of Clinical Informatics Specialist.That’s what my husband calls nursing informatics: “Star Trek Nursing.” I’m going to work with the EMR software that hospitals use in order to provide and document care on patients. I will be working to build the user interfaces, change and customize it as needed, and implement any upgrades and changes.

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Hop On Facebook and Review Your Nurse!

Didn’t you know it’s the latest trend in healthcare? You can sit in you family members room and make statements about the care your loved one is receiving on that hospital’s Facebook page. You can also mention specific nurses by name and discuss your like or dislike for them. Sure would be nice if there were headshots of each nurse on that Facebook page so you could just put a thumbs up or a thumbs down on the nurses. That would make the public degrading of them so much easier. Sure you can do this, but should you? With social

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Nursing Student "Dismissed" for Facebook Photo’s Epic Battle Continues

Nursing school really is a circus, complete with clowns, ringmasters, lions, and flaming hoops to jump through. Johnson County Community College lawsuit. To hear their response, one might assure this girl expelled a fetus herself and was proudly poking it at it with a pair of hemostats. She didn’t. She took a picture, which her instructor allowed, excited to be participating in healthcare. I would really like to know what the “mother” in regard to said placenta thinks of this nonsense. Would she agree that the action would surmount to being “insensitive and disrespectful toward the mother and the human

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The Transition from Bedside Care to Administration in Nursing

Throughout my profession and personal journey, I have always attempted to better myself. It is not so much that I am unsatisfied with my current state, but more so a desire to do something more and to be a part of something bigger than myself. It is the reason that I started writing and being involved in social media and nursing and writing about lateral violence. It is also the reason that I am a contributing editor to MyRealityTech.com. It seems only logical that I do the same in nursing and the natural progression is to move into administration and

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