The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
Election Toolkit Resources
Social Media
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest YouTube... whether you use them or not, you've most certainly heard about them. Social media is a powerful tool, and is used by political candidates, parties and interested stakeholders throughout an election campaign. Consider our neighbours to the south. For good or bad, they’ve certainly helped to prove that social media can in fact become a policy tool.

ARNBC has active social media platforms. We 'tweet' daily, update our Facebook page with pictures and interesting links, expand our professional network on LinkedIn, utilize Instragram as a visual medium, post videos on YouTube and have a strong, nurse-authored blog.

We know that many nurses are wary of social media (for lots of reasons some good and some unfounded), but we encourage all nurses to explore the possibilities. You don't have to sign up to view, read, or understand what people are saying. And if you do sign up, you might be surprised at how quickly you become accustomed to using these tools and how quickly you will use them to catch up on the news and connect with others.

Many political candidates will rely on Twitter and Facebook to share their thoughts, interests and calendar during the election campaign. Constituents will also use these mediums to engage with candidates. Robust discussion can and often does occur on both Facebook and Twitter.

If you have questions about social media, we encourage you to send an email to admin@arnbc.ca. We're happy to help you navigate this dynamic arena.

Our Social Media tools may be helpful if you've never navigated this part of cyberspace.