When I first became a nurse, I thought blogs were all about ranting and raving. In fact, that's what I did with my blog when I first got started in 2010. I got on a soapbox and complained or praised things. It wasn't until a year or so into blogging that I realized that a blog can be used for so many more positive efforts including personal branding, business, and thought leadership. Ever since then, I have been learning how to blog in the correct manner while promoting the nursing profession … [Read more...] about Nurses Need to Learn the Business of Blogging
The blogosphere is booming with passionate and entertaining nurse bloggers. I've seen a few lists that compile the best nurse blogs or the top nurses to follow on Twitter, Pinterest, and even Google plus. However, I've never seen a single location where you can find a comprehensive list of nursing blogs and their social media accounts. It goes without saying that nurses who blog are also active on social media so why not get everything together in one location? I present to you The Ultimate … [Read more...] about The Ultimate List of Nurse Blogs and Social Media Accounts to Follow
There was a time when I thought that Allnurses promoted online collaboration and support for nurses. I was wrong. Allnurses only intends to support themselves by padding their pocketbooks with ad sales garnered by promoting anonymous rants and gripe sessions. They claim to promote nursing, but they shun any nursing experts who can provide valuable insight to the conversations if that expert happens to have a blog. Allnurses is a Huge Nursing Forum Without a doubt, Allnurses is one of the … [Read more...] about Allnurses is not Supportive of Nurses
Nurses are coming together online to discuss many aspects of their careers. We share funny stories, tragedies, what we’ve learned, and what we hope to learn. There are many forums, facebook groups, and other large forums to connect with other nurses. There are also great nursing blogs and tumblr accounts that can give more specialty specific looks at the nursing profession. The following infographic highlights some of the best nursing blogs and tumblrs on the net. Infographic courtesy of … [Read more...] about Nurses Online for Nurses Offline [Infographic]
I am honored to be included on a list for 25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses created by QuickMed. Many of the nurses on this list are my friends and I admire their work online. A few of them I've even had the pleasure to meet in real life! Here is a snippet of their descriptions of some of my favorites from the list: Code Blog Health care professionals are often depicted on television and films yet most of these stories focus on the doctors and patients. Nurses are often … [Read more...] about 25 Outstanding Medical Blogs By Nurses
This post will outline tips and strategies to build a successful nursing blog. Nursing blog success doesn't have to be an elusive dream. You can make an impact on nursing and the world if you implement strategies to ensure that your message is clear and far-reaching. I've spent years building a personal and professional brand and want to share some key strategies that will bring your success with your nursing blog. I received a very flattering email from an aspiring blogger who fancied me as … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Nursing Blog Success
Do healthcare blogs and bloggers have to adhere to higher standards than the general public? Are there rules that apply to nurse bloggers and nurses with a social medical presence online? The short answer is yes. Policies for Healthcare Blogs Most health care professionals work for healthcare organizations that have policies focusing on social media and general conduct. These policies are put in place to convey clear standards and values of an organization. The usually include language … [Read more...] about Healthcare Blogs: What is Appropriate?