Week 3 of National Nurses Month is about Professional Development. While nurses are great at what they do, not every nurse is a natural on camera or social media. Learn how to best communicate your story and nursing information to wide audiences through the press, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Get an overview on best practices in health communications, including plain language and person-first language and how you can utilize these tools to effectively communicate with and advocate for patients and the nursing profession.
Learn more about effective storytelling with ANA’s free webinar the day before: Magnifying Your Voice – Use Storytelling to Advance Nursing.
For this free webinar.
At the end of the activity, participants will self-report:
Knowledge gained on how to effectively utilize the media, social media, and best practices in communications on how nurses can get their messages out to be heard.
To receive contact hours for this free continuing education activity, the participant must:
- Register for the activity
- Login using a computer, tablet, or smart device
- Attend the entire activity
- Complete an online post activity evaluation
Once successful completion is achieved, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 1.0 contact hour.
The activity’s Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity – planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers – has a conflict of interest.
Texas Nurses Association/Foundation Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Lisa Boss, PhD, RN, CNS, CEN, CNE
Interim Director, DNP Program
Track Coordinator, MSN in Nursing Leadership
Department of Graduate Studies
Dr. Boss has been a nurse for 22 years in the Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas. She received her BSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1997. Dr. Boss spent 5 years in the emergency department before obtaining her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Emergency Nursing in 2005. From there, Dr. Boss obtained a post-master’s certificate in Nursing Leadership in 2007 from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Boss completed her PhD in 2013 from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her clinical experience and expertise is focused on emergency nursing, nursing leadership, research, and nursing education. Dr. Boss' passion is teaching and leading students and nurses.
Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH
Director of Communications
Texas Nurses Association
Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH, is a health communications expert with more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, writing, graphic design, and health education. Her career has ranged from conducting research on the influence of media and video games on health perceptions to leading the team that developed the first Texas Health and Human Services brand guide. She is an advocate for person-centered communications and trains health care professionals on best practices for writing about health topics. Sathasivan holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from The University of Texas at Austin.