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Practical skills

How to set up and use a Twitter account professionally

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This practical learning module encourages nurses to use Twitter to engage in professional discussions and debate, to share information and to raise awareness of alternative views to enhance practice and patient care. Career development and responsible use of this social media service is also discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Meriel Chudleigh, Lecturer in adult nursing, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England.
Ray Jones, Professor of health informatics, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England.


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