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Which social platform are nurses using most?

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Social platform you use most?

  1. 1. Recently my coworkers and I were having a discussion about which platform they like the most as a nurse. Which platform do you use the most for browsing nursing related content?

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 My coworkers and I were recently having a discussion about social platforms. I love social, so I have an account and pretty much every platform there is. My coworkers, on the other hand, have accounts usually on Facebook and maybe Instagram. I’m curious, where do you hang out? If you’re on a lunch break do you scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter? Vote below. I can’t wait to share the results with my nonsocial friends lol

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Orion81RN has 7 years experience.

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1 hour ago, JanineKelbach said:

 My coworkers and I were recently having a discussion about social platforms. I love social, so I have an account and pretty much every platform there is. My coworkers, on the other hand, have accounts usually on Facebook and maybe Instagram. I’m curious, where do you hang out? If you’re on a lunch break do you scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter? Vote below. I can’t wait to share the results with my nonsocial friends lol

Your post and your survey question seem to ask 2 different things. I was ready to click Facebook until I saw "nursing related content." I don't go on FB for nursing related content. But then your post seems to be asking what we go on for leisure in our downtime/time off. 

 

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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I very much enjoy allnurses.com I am always interested in the student forums and how nursing education has changed over the years. I also enjoy reading about other specialties and how we all work together to get the best care possible for our patients. 

 

I belong to several NP FB groups. However, I have left several also because:

1. Non-nurses join for medical advice

2. Supposed NPs post for diagnosis and treatment options

Even the groups I stayed in, are for the most part incredibly unprofessional. Social media should not be a place you go for treating patients....period!

 

That said, I use Doximety quite a bit and I follow several bloggers who provide solid research proven papers that utilize EBP. I also follow and am followed by people on LI which again I use for professional info. 

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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3 hours ago, Orion81RN said:

Your post and your survey question seem to ask 2 different things. I was ready to click Facebook until I saw "nursing related content." I don't go on FB for nursing related content. But then your post seems to be asking what we go on for leisure in our downtime/time off. 

 

I thought the same thing. Facebook is for keeping up with family and friends who aren't local. AN for nursing related content, as well as the message board of my specialty organization.

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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E: none of the above for nursing information.

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NightNerd has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN.

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I did use LinkedIn pretty frequently during my job search, but otherwise I stay off of all of those things, whether for nursing or personal pursuits.

I do find some delightful nursing memes on Pinterest, and I come here for the lively discussion and humor. That's about it.

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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I swore off all social media platforms over 8 years ago and have never looked back. Sweet freedom.

AllNurses is the only online community I belong to.

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If I am surfing, I may check sales sites, All nurses.  If I want nursing info, I may go to WHO, the State regs, ANA, peer reviewed articles, IHI, etc.   I don't socially play on the internet.  I don't enjoy or have time for that sort of thing.

Lunch break?  What's that?

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I read nurse.com.  I don't ever look for nursing content on any social media site.

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OUxPhys has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

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6 hours ago, JadedCPN said:

I swore off all social media platforms over 8 years ago and have never looked back. Sweet freedom.

AllNurses is the only online community I belong to.

I just recently did this....its an amazing feeling and this is coming from a guy who grew up in the 90’s.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I don’t use any social groups except for allnurses .However, I can appreciate how platforms like Facebook allow someone to get more diverse perspectives. They can be used as a starting point and then sources like UpToDate can help validate information.

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AutumnApple has 12 years experience and specializes in M/S, Pulmonary, Travel, Homecare, Psych..

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For both social and for nursing related content, it's chat forums.  Forums like this one here at AN, some online book discussion groups done in forum style..........etc etc.

 

FB.  God, gag me already.  People are still using that?  lol

 

I hated FB from day one.  Still waiting for everyone else to catch up...........lol.

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