Networking among peers and other industry professionals is an important and necessary step for anyone looking to be successful in their career, and with the help of social media, is much easier to accomplish. With nearly a billion users, it’s easy to become overwhelmed while deciding which Facebook pages are worth having pop-up in your news feed. This list of 12 Facebook pages was created to help those in the industry find humor and advice as well as knowledge and news.
Must-Have Facebook Pages for Nurses
1. Nurses Rock
Nursing is often referred to as its own community and this page aims to bring those in the nursing industry together worldwide by sharing fascinating stories and discussions.
With over 382,000 Likes, this page acknowledges nursing as a challenging yet rewarding job and brings to light significant topics that are taking place around the world. The page is an excellent way for nurses to stay up-to-date in the medical profession and gives the ability to share stories and ideas, while still adding a few laughs to the day.
If you’re looking for a humorous take on what a nurse faces on a daily basis, Scrubs Magazine’s Facebook page provides just that. Chockfull of jokes, cartoons and other anecdotes, the Facebook page supplies a place for those that serve in a profession that could benefit from some stress relief from time-to-time.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a professional association aimed at helping promote “high standards in nursing, advancing the rights of nurses in the workplace, and lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies,” according to the association. Their Facebook page, which has over 50,000 Likes, shares articles and news updates related to nurses and patients, information on upcoming conferences as well as lots of engagement from the nursing community.
ATI Testing is a company that provides original solutions in nursing education by creating assessments and educational products. With over 50,000 users, its Facebook page boasts anything that would be helpful to the current nursing student, such as “NCLEX Question of the Week,” the option to participate in a live chat, and links to helpful articles and infographics.
The Rasmussen College School of Nursing Facebook page provides career tips, relevant articles and the opportunity to engage with real nursing students and faculty. Follow this page if you’re looking for the most current information and news in nursing.
The book “Inspired Nurse,” by Rich Bluni, RN, was so popular it has its own Facebook page. Bluni‘s book helped inspire nurses to “more fully integrate the gifts of nursing-joy, wonder, gratitude, insight and grief- into [their] daily lives,” according to the Inspired Nurse Facebook page. This page offers a place to connect with other nurses as well as share webinars and other useful tools for nurses and nursing students.
8. Nurses Notes
This nonprofit organization presents followers with an abundance of knowledge on various areas of the health industry through sharing articles and blogs from its website.
The Minnesota Nurses Association is a nonprofit organization that has been “representing more than 20,000 RNs in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin since 1905,” according to the association. Their Facebook page is a great source of knowledge for those seeking information about nursing locally. Some of the typical content found on their page includes information about local events as well as articles written about nurses and nursing in Minnesota.
10. Nurses Lab
The Nurses Labs page provides information on nursing care plans, drug studies, jobs, tips and news.
11. NSNA, Inc
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is a “nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs,” according to NSNA. It uses its page to provide a “real-time forum” for nursing students and the public to join together and brainstorm better ways to provide healthcare.
Now, it’s your turn. Which type of Facebook page on nursing do you frequent the most, and what’s your favorite part about it? Let us know in the comment box or post your thoughts on Facebook.