Nursing Ideas: Exploring How Social Media Can be Leveraged by Graduate Students

Aired on November 11, 2016

This session will cover the evolution of communication and consider future directions of technology in relation to health and health care. Digital communication and collaboration are here to stay. Nurses need to understand how to use social media to evaluate how it may be relevant to their work, benefit their career, or the health and wellness of others. This session will provide a framework for considering risks and suggestions for how to explore opportunities for further learning in this area.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speaker

Rob Fraser, MN, RN
VP of Strategy and Clinical Engagement at Swift Medical
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Western University

Mr. Fraser has experience leading innovation, research translation, and knowledge mobilization in healthcare technology start-ups, as well as advising hospitals, healthcare organizations, and a pharmaceutical company on the use of social media. He maintains his clinical practice in primary care and mental health with street-involved youth, and has experience in internal medicine. While completing his Masterís of Nursing, Rob published his first book The Nurseís Social Media Advantage, which won an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. He was also selected to join the Canadian Nurseís Associationís inaugural Expert Commission on the future of healthcare, which published its report, A Call To Action, in June 2012. Before completing his undergraduate in nursing he created Nursing Ideas, a website for sharing nursing knowledge by connecting nursing students with leaders, researchers and innovators in healthcare. Rob is Past-Chair of Emerging Health Leaders. He has also volunteered on local and international community development projects in Trinidad and Tobago, India and Cambodia.

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