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A Peer-Delivered Educational Intervention to Improve Nursing Student Cyberprofessionalism

Marnocha, Suzanne PhD, RN, MSN, CCRN (retired); Marnocha, Mark PhD; Cleveland, Rebecca MSN, RN; Lambie, Christina MSE, GCDF; Limberg, Cassandra Y. BSN, RN; Wnuk, Jacqueline BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000368
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Previous research documents online unprofessionalism among nursing students. The current study assessed the effects of a peer-facilitated social media education session on changes in attitudes and knowledge among recently admitted prelicensure nursing students. Uncertain or incorrect attitudes and knowledge showed significant improvements after the session. Such interventions may enhance cyberprofessionalism in future student cohorts and warrant further exploration.

Author Affiliations: Curler Endowed Professor of Health Science, Assistant Dean, and Prelicensure Director (Dr S Marnocha), College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Associate Professor (Dr M Marnocha), Family and Community Medicine, Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Appleton; Assistant Director (Ms Cleveland), Student Academic Affairs, Prelicensure Program, College of Nursing; Marketing Manager and College of Nursing Advisor (Ms Lambie), Career Services, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Critical Care Nurse (Ms Limberg), Emergency Department, St Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan; and Critical Care Nurse, Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (Ms Wnuk), Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Suzanne Marnocha, PhD, RN, MSN, CCRN (retired), Curler Endowed Professor of Health Science, Assistant Dean, and Prelicensure Director, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901 (

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Accepted for publication: January 10, 2017

Published ahead of print: February 28, 2017

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