Nurse caught using facebook- innovating to learn, recruit and retain

Dr. Claire Mallette RN, PhD

Director of Education, Placement and Development

University Health Network


  1. What do you want to know or see provided through sources like the UHN facebook group, what would bring you back?
  2. Have you applied to any job advertisements from Facebook, has your organization been successfully recruited nurses through Facebook ads?


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5 Responses to “Nurse caught using facebook- innovating to learn, recruit and retain”

  1. Dawn Ginese
    December 2, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    Hi I enjoyed your video, I am a Nurse and Musician trying to find teachers, Nurses and other health care professional that may have use of my childrens health songs. I am also trying to promote nursing to the small children I associate with. I do use FaceBook, although I am still learning. I think I get more interaction on twitter at this point. My reason is to network. I know I have a lot to learn.
    Dawn Ginese, RN, also known as The Singing Nurse
    You can hear some songs at
    which will lead you to my official site.

  2. Mollybob
    December 9, 2008 at 7:35 am #

    Dr Mailette has some wonderful ideas. I am so impressed that someone is focussing on dialogue and collaboration through social media in the workplace. I can’t agree more about understanding the different purposes of the internet etc. Good luck with everything.

  3. Maria nurse
    September 12, 2009 at 2:24 am #

    Super-Duper site!. Im a nurse student ready to do my NCLEX exam – so I need to learn as much as possible :). Thanks!

  4. Siobhan
    June 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Facebook's targeted ads have provided me with many opportunities to explore education opportunities. I am amazed and a little uneasy with FBs precise targeting of my particular educational interests.
    As a nurse concerned with social justice issues, I have also found sites like facebook and twitter as well as local blogs and forums to be of great value in building working relationships with other nurses, local activist and activist groups. My on-line networks allow me connect with what is going on in my community, my country and the world as I receive and share news pieces, reports and research. I am guilty of an occasional indulgent wasteful facebook hour ( not at work of course but definitely at home) but for the most part, I use social networking to learn, share and connect. I will return to any site that allows me to do these these things, particularly if these sites also give me an opportunity to open up a dialogue on proffesional or community issues.

  5. rdjfraser
    July 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Hi Siobhan, did you mean you used facebook ads as in you targeted nurses using them or found the information provided useful?

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