10 Awesome Nurses to Follow on Twitter
Due to the potential power and reach of social media, nurses are getting involved on Twitter in a big way. Here’s a list of ten best nurse-run Twitter accounts to follow, offering information and insight from fun to education and everything in between.
@ScrubsandPearls is an anonymous nurse living in the American South, posting mainly humorous memes and nursing jokes. She uses a running hashtag called #AdviceToBabyNursingStudents to share helpful tips and reassurance with nurses-in-training.
@nursefriendly – Andrew Lopez is a nurse, a social-media strategist, and an entrepreneur. He hosts regular Tweetchats on healthcare topics and is a prolific tweeter.
@thenurseteacher – The Nurse Teacher is a wife, mother, and nurse who is passionate about training the next generation of nurses and educating the public. She specializes in critical care, consulting, and nursing education. Most of her tweets are fun and informative.
@TheSarcasticRNs – The Sarcastic RNs is a humorous account that tweets things nurses think while doing their job but could never say. Fellow nurses can tweet at them to share their own stories.
@vmudgett – Vivien Mudgett is an RNC (registered nurse, certified), CEO of the Healthcare Leadership Coalition, consultant, and speaker. She keeps her feed up-to-date with healthcare reform, policy, and leadership. Follow Mudgett to stay current with serious issues in healthcare.
Tiffany Kelley is the founder of Nightingale Apps, which aims to help nurses serve their patients in on-the-go situations and improve the quality of information needed to care for patients in hospital settings. She is a Ph.D. nurse, writer, and educator, and her feed is a combination of nursing and business information.
@CapraDaltonRN – Capra Dalton is the CEO of Pedagogy Inc., an online continuing-education website for healthcare professionals. She has an extensive nurse education network, and her feed mainly consists of continuing education information.
@theyoganurse – Annette Tersigni is an RN and the founder of YogaNurse. She’s an author and motivational speaker who seeks to empower nurses to become experts on stress and pain relief. Naturally, her Twitter feed is all things yoga and nursing. She encourages others to start their own yoga nursing programs.
@NurseTogether – This is the Twitter account for the website NurseTogether.com, which provides nurses with industry news and career support. Tweets mainly consist of articles from the website, but there are also nursing stories and the occasional Tweetchat.
@AmJNurs – The American Journal of Nursing’s Twitter feed keeps the nursing community informed about current nursing research. With peer-reviewed articles, this is one of the most trusted sources for nursing news. It also shares third-party articles, which helps keep it balanced and comprehensive for nurses in training.
If you’re wanting to network with even more nurses, a quick and simple strategy is to follow the nurses that these Twitter accounts are following. This is an easy way to stay up-to-date on nursing news, trends, and industry developments.