Join the #OncNurseConnect Tweet Chat

February 21, 2020
Jessica Skarzynski

Save the date! We invite you to join Oncology Nursing News for an #OncNurseConnect Tweet Chat on Thursday, February 27, at 1 p.m. EST, when we plan on discussing the popular topics in nursing covered in our latest issue.

Save the date! We invite you to join Oncology Nursing News for an #OncNurseConnect Tweet Chat on Thursday, February 27, at 1 p.m. EST, when we plan on discussing the popular topics in nursing covered in our February issue.

Each quarter, we host an #OncNurseConnect Tweet Chat to bring together nursing professionals and others in the cancer care space to promote collaboration within the community. This chat will be focused on popular topics in oncology nursing, from global healthcare to workplace diversity and more. During the chat, we’ll ask the following questions:

  • International Nursing: As the global cancer burden expands, there is a growing need for oncology nurses in underserved countries all over the world. Have you considered international work? What would you like to know more about this topic?
  • Hematologic Malignancy News: It’s an exciting time in the field of hematologic malignancies. What is the most important update in your opinion?
  • Geriatric Oncology: About 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, bringing a "silver tsunami" of geriatric patients into the healthcare system. However, less than 1% of nurses are geriatric certified. Have you had any specialized training in the field of geriatric oncology?
  • Social Media: Over the course of treatment, oncology nurses can often become very close with patients and their families and want to friend or follow them online. In your opinion, when and how should oncology nurses interact with their patients online? Does your institution have a social media policy?
  • Diversity/Inclusion: Diversity, inclusion, and equity are values central to advancing the mission of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) — how have you seen these ideals put into practice?
  • Genetic Testing: Oncology nurses are at the front lines of meeting a patient where they are emotionally. How do you help your patients navigate the subject of genetic testing for cancer or mutations that could lead to the disease?

Never participated in a Tweet Chat before? It’s simple!

  • Log in to your Twitter account on the date and time of the chat and search for “#OncNurseConnect” to find the conversation. You can also search for Oncology Nursing News and see the questions on our feed.
  • Make sure you’re filtering your search results by “Latest” to see questions — and other participants’ answers – in real time.
  • Every few minutes, we’ll Tweet questions that we invite you to respond to using #OncNurseConnect. You can also join the discussion by watching the hashtag to see other responses. See a response you want to add to? Reply with #OncNurseConnect!
  • Don’t forget to add #OncNurseConnect to each response you share so others can see your tweets and chat with you too.

We'll see you on Twitter!