Professional Issues

The Rise of Blogs in Nursing Practice

CJON 2012, 16(2), 215-217. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.215-217

The number of blogs and related online activities continues to grow exponentially each year. Patients increasingly are turning to the Internet for personalized, timely, and relevant health information; blogs remain a large source of that information. Nurses and other healthcare professionals can harness the informational, educational, networking, and supportive power of blogs, as well, and should understand how to access and use blogs for professional use.

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