Social network of an internationally connected nurse leader
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Social network of an internationally connected nurse leader

David Benton Chief executive officer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois

David Benton analyses how he uses social media site LinkedIn to identify untapped resources and potential professional connections

Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of social media sites offering the opportunity for colleagues to connect with each other locally, nationally and internationally. Meanwhile, nurses have been increasingly using social network analytical techniques to look at team functioning and communication pathways. This article uses the author’s LinkedIn social network to illustrate how analysis can offer insights into the connections, and how the results can be used to professional advantage

Nursing Management. 22, 10,32-36. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.10.32.s30


Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 December 2015

Accepted: 20 January 2016