More and more healthcare professionals are making their presence known in social media outlets. In fact,

  • 1,264 health-related organizations are on Facebook
  • Close to 1,500 hospitals use social media

Social media is revolutionizing the way we network, share material, and connect with others. Not a big surprise, right?

But what happens when sharing news with your friends seeps into the hazy realm of over-sharing? Members of the health care community are subject to strict patient privacy standards, and a minute-to-minute update of a nurse’s day can easily cross that line.

So how do we find the right balance? We’re taking on your questions and giving you the best answers straight from Dr. Ramona Nelson, Dr. Irene Joos, and Dr. Debra Wolf — three experienced nurses, social media gurus, and authors of the forthcoming book, Social Media for Nurses: Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World.

You may even get your question featured in an upcoming Q&A with the authors! Submit your question today by emailing us at, tweeting @springerpub, or posting in the comment section below!