By Popular Demand: Nursing Guidelines for Using Social Media

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A few months ago, hundreds of nurses from across the U.S. participated in our wildly popular webinar on social media. The program explored issues surrounding the use of social media in healthcare settings, digital ethics and patient confidentiality. Now, the American Nurses Association has produced the seminal ANA’s Principles for Social Networking for the Nurse to provide real-world guidance to registered nurses in using social networking media in a manner that protects patients’ privacy and confidentiality and maintains the standards of professional nursing practice.

Please join us for our next, essential webinar as this new practical guidance is shared. Emphasis will be on how to make the most of the benefits of social networking and how to avoid the risks. Our expert speakers, Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, ANA Board Director-at-Large, and Administrator of Nursing and Patient Care Services at St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian Medical Centers in Idaho, and Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, Director of Regulatory Innovations at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, will discuss critical information about social networking that every nurse should know. The webinar will present real-life scenarios that will help nurses consider how to manage social media responsibly.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to learn to manage social media responsibly.

The content of the webinar will review ANA’s principles for social networking; review regulatory implications from misuse of social media; and provide scenarios to demonstrate responsible use of social media.

Accreditation Statement

1.0 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this activity. Where multiple nurses view the webinar at a single site, all are eligible to receive contact hours for this activity, upon completion of the online evaluation and verification of their attendance at the webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to an online evaluation. The link will be provided at the end of the webinar and also by e-mail to the person that registered, who can distribute that link to everyone in the room. Each attendee should complete the evaluation separately and confirm that they attended the webinar and earned the contact hours. Once they have completed the online evaluation, they will be able to print out their CE certificate.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

By Popular Demand: Nursing Guidelines for Using Social Media provides 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Resource Materials
Fact Sheet: Navigating the World of Social Media
Tip Card: 6 Tips for Nurses Using Social Media
Poster: 6 Tips for Nurses Using Social Media