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Travel Nurses Use Social Media for Help and So Much More

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So you think sites like Facebook and Twitter are just for kids? Well, think again! The Digital Age. The Computer Age. The Information Era is upon us and has opened so many doors to information and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Nowadays you can use your computer and internet to shop, organize and print our photos, and to research all different kinds of information, among others. The internet is now your portal to just about any business you can think of as well as a great communication tool for travel nurses spread all over the country.

Network with peers and colleagues on social media sites to get the help you need.

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow users to contact other like minded nurses and medical professionals, but it also allows them to learn and become better at their jobs. Check out the article at NursingLink that shares “5 Ways Social Media Can Help Nurses.” As a Travel Nurse, using a social media site can have many advantages.

If you’re moving to an unfamiliar city for an assignment  you can ask your network for a possible introduction to someone who can show them around. Or maybe you have a need for help with a certain situation at work and want feedback on the best way to handle it… This can be done by setting up discussion groups on Facebook, starting your own blog or posting questions and so forth on Twitter. The greatest thing about using tools like social media is that responses will come quickly.

There are so many ways a Traveling Nurse can use the internet to their benefit. Shopping for scrubs or asking for professional advice. Whatever the need, it can all be done through the power of social media. What are some other ways you can think of that will help nurses like yourself? Please leave your comments below.

Here are a couple other articles written on the subject of Social Media and the internet:

To Post or Not to Post?

You Are What You Post.

50 Social Media and Networking Sites for the Medically Minded.

5 for $500 Bonus

About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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