Thank you so much for visiting our new website and blog. It was our goal to create resources for nurses interested in blogging and using social media to not only further their own careers, but our entire profession.
Brittney Wilson, BSN RN is the nurse behind TheNerdyNurse.com. She is an award-winning author and blogger, international keynote speaker, and influencer in the nursing and healthcare IT communities. Established in 2010, TheNerdyNurse.com is a leading nursing and technology blog that is consistently listed as one of the top nursing blogs on the web. In fact, out of the 20 most popular nursing sites online, The Nerdy Nurse is the only site fully owned and operated by a Registered Nurse.
The internet isn’t Brittney’s only playground, however. Her nursing career spans a variety of settings including med surg nursing, clinical informatics system administration and implementation, and healthcare community management. She is currently working as a product manager developing innovative workforce analytics solutions for healthcare organizations.
Brittney’s goal is to help others gain confidence in the digital world through her unique vision of technology empowerment. Her passion for informatics and innovation in healthcare is unmatched. She is a devoted patient, nurse, and technology advocate. She is also the author of The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology and blogs about nursing, technology, health IT, and other healthcare topics at TheNerdyNurse.com.
Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN is the nurse behind FreshRN.com. She has experience in cardiac stepdown as well as neuroscience critical care. A veteran author, blogger, podcaster, and speaker on top nursing trends, Kati has been recognized by Charlotte Business Journal as 2015 Nurse of the Year and is a recipient of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina award. Kati has also been a featured source across a number of media outlets, including CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, U.S. News & World Report, The TODAY show, and many more.
Kati is currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing Education. She is the author of five books, two of which have been published by the American Nurses Association.
Her goal and passion is to grow and support new graduate nurses through concise, relevant, honest and encouraging content in various forms of media. Kati believes that new nurses who are well-prepared for their role at the bedside provide better, safer patient care, which results in better patient outcomes, lower turnover rates, and better nurse satisfaction.
Why we started working together
We both have our own clinical and business expertise, which compliment each other well. Brittney knows all things technical, while Kati focuses on community building and management.
What is unique about our collective team is that we are both nurses who understand the aspects of blogging and social media from that perspective. Nurses have different needs online, in that we must be cognizant of patient privacy and HIPAA, the ANA’s Code of Ethics, our respective State Nurse Practice Acts, federal law, patient rights, and respective institutional policies and procedures. However, whenever a member of our profession identifies themselves as a nurse in the online space, we are not only speaking to our colleagues or intended audience, but we are also speaking to current, former, and prospective patients. The last thing any nurse wants is to cause a patient, employer, or colleague to question their ability to safely provide care.
However, with social media and blogs, nurses have an incredibly opportunity to educate one another and our population – if leveraged appropriately. The power is profound. Both of us have realized this with our own brands, but have met many who have wonderful knowledge and value to bring, but not sure of how to practically and responsibly do that.
That’s where we come in.
What we are doing
It all started with a book. We put our heads together to create a book that could be a one-stop resource for nurses interested in blogging… but then we started realizing even more opportunities to be of service to our profession.
In addition to The Nurse’s Guide to Blogging: Building a Brand and Profitable Business as a Nurse Influencer, we have put our heads together to offer more innovative options for nurses.
Get to the root of the problem with your blogging and social media strategies to take your brand and business to the next level. We can take an in-depth look at your platform and come up with a plan to help you achieve your goals.
We are available to speak on a wide range of topics including social media, technology, leadership, and engagement.
Get your staff social media ready. We can partner with you to ensure your staff know how to safely and affectively harness the awesome power of social media.
Social Media Ambassadorship and Thought Leadership Amplification
There are many nursing conferences all over the world every single year, and engaged conference goers interact with each other on social media while the conference is happening. We have created a program to help to amplify this interaction and increase online presence leading up to and during your event. Harnessing the power of social media can significantly elevate an organization’s mission and goals. We offer the opportunity for people to leverage our highly engaged audiences to expand the reach of content and increase value for members and sponsors.