The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors honored Nurse.com with two awards in May during its annual awards competition — the Publication of the Year recognition and the Best Use of Social Media bronze award.
The Publication of the Year award acknowledges Nurse.com magazine for its overall excellence in content and design. The issues recognized for the honor were published in 2014, during which time Nurse.com collaborated with the American Nurse Project to showcase nurses across the country. “We strongly believe in partnerships because they help us make a bigger impact,” said Heather Cygan, vice president of news/managing editor for Nurse.com.
Each of Nurse.com’s magazine covers featured a nurse from the book “The American Nurse,” which celebrates the work and lives of 75 nurses in diverse roles and settings.
“The Nurse.com creative team constantly strives to take the great work of our writers and editors and make it come alive in a visually pleasing and engaging way for our audience,” said Noreen Francis, vice president of creative services for Nurse.com. “We could not be more proud and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious group.”
The Best Use of Social Media award went to the Nurse.com team for its coverage of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Nurse.com used Facebook and Twitter accounts to report on events in West Africa and provide reliable information for RNs in the U.S. For instance, the article “Wanted: Nurses for fight against Ebola” was RN-specific, unlike many other sources for news on Ebola, and touched on details that were important to patients and the general public. This particular story covered nurses’ efforts in Liberia early in the outbreak and included a Skype interview with a U.S. nurse in Monrovia, who was providing care directly to those affected by the disease. The article captured what that nurse saw and heard on the streets of Monrovia, and what types of education and information was being disseminated in the city.Nurse.com’s Ebola social media campaign reached tens of thousands of nurses.
“Our audience inspires our culture,” Cygan said. “Each story we develop covers a topic that fulfills our mission to provide nurses with news they find interesting and useful in shaping their careers.”
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