There is a growing conversation beginning to happen on Twitter within my family nursing community. Here is a list of family nursing colleagues known to me who are currently active on Twitter (List updated May 11, 2017). I urge you to harness the power of Twitter to promote and advance #familynursing and #familyfocused care.
At the recent 12th International Family Nursing Conference (#IFNC12) in August 2015 in Denmark, my colleagues and I who serve on the IFNA Communications Committee stimulated interest in Twitter by wearing a button, created by Wendy Looman, which said, “I Tweet #FamilyNursing”. Over a nine day period between August 15-23, 2015, there were 462 #IFNC12 tweets generated by 65 contributors resulting in an estimated reach of 48,700 accounts and an exposure of 256,106 impressions.
Check out Wendy Looman’s recent blog post called,“Confessions of a Reluctant Tweeter” which was subsequently published as Guest Editorial in the Journal of Family Nursing, February 2016.
Reach Statistics of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) 2015 have recently been published in the form of an infographic developed by the IFNA Communications Committee (and thanks to member, Dr. Joel Anderson.
International Family Nursing Association: http://twitter.com/#!/IFNAorg
Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing (JARFN): http://twitter.com/jarfn_exchange
Joel Anderson (USA): https://twitter.com/JoelAndersonPhD
Akiko Araki (Japan): https://twitter.com/ftr223_aa
Megan Aston (Canada): https://twitter.com/meganaston22
Janice M. Bell (Canada): https://twitter.com/janicembell
Jennifer Bambusch (Canada): https://twitter.com/GERONursing
Petra Brysiewicz (South Africa): https://twitter.com/PetraBrysiewicz
Amy Bylund (Sweden): https://twitter.com/ami_bylund
Elisabeth Coyne (Australia): https://twitter.com/Elisabethcoyne1
Imelda Coyne (Ireland): https://twitter.com/ImeldaCoyne
Janet A. Deatrick (USA): https://twitter.com/JanetDeatrick
Sharon Denham (USA): http://twitter.com/SUGARHelper
Karen Dieperink (Denmark): https://twitter.com/KDieperink
Anne Ersig (USA): https://twitter.com/AnneErsig
Maria do Céu Barbieri Figueiredo (Brazil): https://twitter.com/CeuBarbieri?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Cristina Garcia-Vivar (Spain): https://twitter.com/cgarvivar
Naohiro Hohashi (Japan): http://twitter.com/naohiro_hohashi
Junko Honda (Japan): https://twitter.com/junko_h
Kathleen Knafl (USA): https://twitter.com/kknafl
Jane Lassetter (USA): https://twitter.com/jane_lassetter
Karen LeGrow (Canada): https://twitter.com/KarenLeGrow
Wendy Looman (USA): https://twitter.com/looma003
Amy Marshall (Canada): http://twitter.com/AmyJaneMarshall
Paul Martin (Scotland): https://twitter.com/DPrincipalUWS
Linda Milnes (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/LindaMilnes_UOL
Mio Möllerberg (Sweden): https://twitter.com/Nanyonjo97
Sarah Neill (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/SarahNeill7
Sonja Meiers (USA): https://twitter.com/sonja_meiers
Birte Østergaard (Denmark): https://twitter.com/birte_stergaard
Tracie Risling (Canada): https://twitter.com/traciewashere
Wilma Schroeder (Canada): https://twitter.com/wschroederMMFT
Anna Olafia Sigurdardottir (Iceland): https://twitter.com/annaosig
Joanna Smith (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/josmith175
Lindsay Smith (Australia): https://twitter.com/DrLindsaySmith
Diane Solomon (USA): https://twitter.com/DianeSolomonPDX
Simon Stones (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/SimonRStones?lang=en
Veronica Swallow (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/SwallowVeronica
Erla Svavarsdottir (Iceland): https://twitter.com/erlaksvavars
Taylor Nursing Institute for Family & Society (USA): https://twitter.com/TaylorNursingIn
Christina West (Canada): https://twitter.com/drchristinawest
Julie Wray (United Kingdom): https://twitter.com/JuWray
Lorraine Wright (Canada): https://twitter.com/drlorwright
You can go to the IFNA Twitter account and when you look under “following” you can see other IFNA members who are following IFNA–some are not yet active or regularly posting–but I remain hopeful they will soon join this exciting conversation.
The top 4 social media sites in the USA right now are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. The International Family Nursing Association website also has networking capabilities through the IFNA Online Community and has recently established an International Family Nursing Association LinkedIn group which I invite you to join today.
Welcome to the world of social media and thanks for joining my “tribe” of family nursing scholars! I hope this beginning list will encourage more of my colleagues to develop their own websites, Twitter accounts, and harness the possibilities for advancing the mission of family nursing that is now available through the www (worldwide web). Have your website design include your recent Twitter posts. Creating and encouraging a digital platform for family nursing is one of my top priorities these days!