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Promoting Clinical Competence Using Social Media

Green, Bob MSN, RN, CNM; Hope, Allison MA

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181d9502b
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A critical task for nursing students is learning to synthesize knowledge and disseminate it to their patients in an understandable format, often in the form of posters or pamphlets for a lay audience. With the Internet becoming the place of choice for information for the lay audience and the use of social media almost universal among undergraduate nursing students, the authors discuss a knowledge synthesis activity that allows students to use familiar tools to create a 3- to 5-minute video in lay terms and the use of YouTube to display the videos.

Authors' Affiliation: Clinical Assistant Professor (Mr Green), Technology Consultant (Ms Hope), College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Corresponding Author: Mr Green, College of Nursing, East Carolina University, 2134 Health Sciences Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353 (

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