This 5 module (15 CE credit) course introduces nurses to the amazing  phenomena of social media in the context of nursing practice, leadership  and professional development. The escalating use of social media in  health care and society at large is explored, grounded in the principles  and theory of Web 2.0 networking and creativity. The course is assessed  using practical applications of principles and theory including the  step-by-step creation and development of (or expansion of existing)  nursing/professional accounts using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,  LinkedIn, and Youtube.