One of the strengths of our profession is that it has always been a collegiate calling, with nurses coming together to support each other and share ideas, experiences, and practices. In the era of Florence Nightingale, such vital long-range collaboration was possible only through the exchange of letters. Luckily, now things are bit easier.
With so many social networks, it has never been easier to join and contribute to the wider nursing community. The ANA Enterprise has a wide variety of platforms to help you to connect with your nursing colleagues and work towards our shared goal of improving health care for all.
ANA Enterprise social communities
Listed below is the entire range of social media platforms and accounts connected to the ANA Enterprise. With such a large selection available, you’re sure to find the right community for you – so reach out and connect with your 4 million nursing colleagues today.
- American Nurses Association
Join almost 500,000 other health care professionals on the official Facebook page of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
- ANA Government Affairs / RN Action
ANA's Federal Government Affairs program helps nurses stay on top of legislative and regulatory issues. This page provides updates and information about how federal issues affect you and how you can be a nurse-advocate.
- Online Journal of Issues Nursing
The online community of The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN), an online, peer-reviewed, international publication that addresses pertinent topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the health care sector.
- Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™
Have you taken up the Healthy Nurse, Health Nation challenge? Connect with fellow nurses to create and maintain a balance of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, personal, and professional wellbeing.
- ANCC Magnet® Conference Facebook page
Follow this page to get all of the latest news – and ticket details – about the annual American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet® Conference.
- Graduate Student Page
Learn about ANCC Certifications that graduate students can benefit from, as well as upcoming events and important updates to ANCC’s offering.
- Disaster Certification Page
A Facebook page focused on ANCC’s National Healthcare Disaster Certification – an inter-professional board certification that focuses on all phases of the disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery cycles.
- ANCC Pathway to Excellence® conference
Follow this page to get all of the latest news – and ticket details – about the annual ANCC Pathways To Excellence® Conference.
- Thank a Nurse
A place to encourage nurses and remind all of us how vital everything nurses do is - even when no one sees the efforts and no one says "Thank You." Join/post to show your support for the people and the profession.
- ANA Community
A thriving private community for ANA members, where you can share insights, find out about new opportunities, learn new skills, or simply let off steam. Discussions abound on subjects ranging from bereavement counseling to dealing with bullying in the workplace.
- ANA Capitol Beat
ANA’s blog with news and inside views from the frontlines of health policy.
- Magnet Learning Community (private group)
An exclusive online community for nurses engaged in improving patient care outcomes and excellence in nursing practice. The Magnet Learning Community provides an opportunity for nurses to connect and share best practices, resources, research, experiences, and strategies that have led to quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice.
- Pathway Learning Community (private group)
This is the go-to online community for the Pathway to Excellence program and for nurses who are committed to creating positive practice environments and promoting excellence in nursing care. Connect and share best practice resources, research, experiences, and strategies that have led to positive practice environments and quality patient care.
The official ANA Twitter feed.
Follow ANA’s Government Affairs Team to keep up with all the news from Capitol Hill affecting the nursing profession.
Another ANA feed focusing on news from ANA and the achievements of the nursing community.
The Twitter feed of the Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing (OJIN).
The Twitter feed of Liz Stokes, senior Policy Advisor at ANA’s Center for Ethics and Human Rights.
The Twitter feed of ANA President Dr. Pamela F Cipriano.
Follow this feed to get all of the latest news – and ticket details – about the annual ANCC National Magnet Conference.
The official ANA YouTube channel, where you’ll find a wealth of video materials on general nursing practice, advice on dealing with issues around nursing, and interviews with senior ANA figures.
ANCC’s YouTube channel features videos explaining the wide range of credentialing opportunities we offer.
- Magnet Conference
Find presentation highlights and interviews with attendees at the annual ANCC National Magnet Conference.
Social Media Toolkit
To help our members get the most out of social media, we have compiled an extensive social media toolkit. This includes a series of principles to allow you to master the technology, while safeguarding yourself, our profession, and the public at large.