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Meaningful use of Twitter in nursing education may improve student learning and should be considered as a viable educational tool to assist in the development of digital professionalism
  1. Richard Booth1,
  2. Siobhan O'Connor2
  1. 1Western University, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, London, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Edinburgh Napier University, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Professor Richard Booth, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Health Sciences Addition H035, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7; rbooth5{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Nurse educators should consider incorporating the meaningful use of Twitter into curricula as a mechanism to offer students an interactive and dynamic learning experience related to digital professionalism.

  • Further research is needed to measure learning outcomes and develop deeper insights towards appropriate pedagogic theories that can be used to underpin social media use in nursing education.


The literature exploring social media in nursing education is growing and suggests there is value in using this online, interactive medium to engage students in a range of topics to enhance learning and develop elements of digital professionalism.1 ,2 This study by Jones and colleagues delved into …

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