Okay, so I know the words of this title should be hanging in an elementary school somewhere (and probably are), but think about all the reading you do as a nurse. It’s a lot, isn’t it?
From the big textbooks in nursing school to policies, procedures, and protocols in your area of practice, there is a lot of reading that we do. We read to keep up on health care news, drug information, technological advances, and treatment recommendations. We are constantly reading charts, care plans, laboratory reports, notes from other health care professionals, journal articles, and the latest research studies. The list goes on and on!
Social media has expanded our reading list even more. We are connecting online and reading each other’s stories and experiences through status updates, tweets, and blogs. Whole conversations are taking place without any words being spoken. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Over the past year (since really diving in to the world of social media), I’ve connected with some amazing nurses whom I would have never “met” had I not read their words.
You can find the links to some of my favorite blogs here under Nursing Blogs (right column, about halfway down the page.) Do you have a favorite blog or even have your own? Please share the link ~ I’ll be sure to check it out! Thanks