#WeNurses - Thursday 9th November 2017 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Using social media as a platform to lead in nursing

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This chat is guest hosted by @ilove_echo1987

The aim of this forum is to explore the  concept of leadership in nursing using Twitter as a medium for discussion on the topic. The main question for the discussion is:

 Do you think that social media – particularly Twitter – is an effective tool to lead?

 This @WeNurses chat will be interested in nurses' views on this topic and, I would like to ask the following questions:

1.     What does leadership mean for you?

a.     What are the characteristics of a great nurse leader?

b.     Do you know some nurse leaders who are on Twitter? Can you mention them on the discussion? What are their current positions?

c.     What are your impressions with them who constantly engage with their followers?


2.     Do you think that social media – particularly Twitter – is an effective tool to lead?

a.     How are you using Twitter to lead?

b.     Do you think that by using Twitter, a nurse leader can extend and amplify his/her influence? Why or why not?

c.     Does Twitter make a great nurse leader? Please explain.


3.     Do you trust nurse leaders who are in social media?

a.     Why do you follow them?

b.     What do they usually tweet about?


4.     Lastly, do nurse leaders are “making a difference” by Twittering?


 Prechat links and references:

 Hyatt, M. (2009, July 10). Michael Hyatt.Retrieved from Michael Hyatt Your Virtual Mentor: https://michaelhyatt.com/twitter-as-a-leadership-tool.html

Sturt, D., & Nordstrom, T. (2017, May 5). Forbes.Retrieved from Leadership/ #LikeABoss: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2017/05/05/leading-in-140-characters-or-less-how-great-leaders-use-twitter/

West, L. (2017, July 27). Pennsylvania Conferencefor Women. Retrieved from PA Conference for Women: https://www.paconferenceforwomen.org/seven-little-known-tips-easily-build-thought-leadership-140-characters-less/

About our guest host:

Jerico Gamiao Alicante, MA(c), RN, CNN, FISQua is an international award winning nurse who was recognised as an "emerging nurse leader" from the Philippines by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.  He served several leadership roles from the chapter to international level and is an active advocate of and philanthropist to STTI Foundation for Nursing in support of global nursing leadership and research.  Alicante is the first and only Filipino nurse recipient of an International Award for Nursing Excellence, the New Member Pillar award from the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International at the 2015 Biennial Convention in Las Vegus, Nevade USA.

He is a clinical training specialist and a senior clinical nurse reviewer for utilization care management at Shearwater health Advisors, Inc.  He also holds licensure in Texas and Tennessee USA and is a fellow of the International Sociaty for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

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