The Internet offers unique communication opportunities that can be used advantageously by nurse administrators. The Internet supports electronic mail, file transfer protocol, telnet, Gopher, and World Wide Web protocols. Examples of nursing administration resources for each protocol are given. Issues involving the Internet include quality of the resource, confidentiality and privacy, taking advantage of the vision and support of nurse executives, licensure, and reimbursement.
Susan M. Sparks, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Education Specialist, Division of Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.