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.
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.
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