As you all know, I’ve been searching for and following nurses on Twitter and as promised, I have come up with a list of everyone I’ve found. Bear in mind that this list is not specifically nurses, more like nurse-type people. I’d estimate that maybe half of the people on this list are nursing students, with a few EMTs sprinkled in.
So have fun with it! If you were previously on the fence about joining Twitter, you might want to use this list as a starting point. All you have to do is create an account, then click on any of these links and hit the “follow” button. (Trust me, people on Twitter love to be followed. It makes us feel special.) I’ve found that this is a really fun and welcoming community of nurses and nursing students.
There are also plenty of interesting and friendly doctors to follow. For a more definitive list of doctors who use Twitter, I would suggest trying this link at FriendFeed. As for myself, I follow a handful of docs including scanman, doctoranonymous, fatdoctor, ruraldoctoring, symtym, berci, rlbates, medpiano, and drval. Twitter is an excellent place to have an open, informal, interdisciplinary dialog, and it will be even better, once Twitter becomes more widely used. And trust me, it will.