Rob Fraser, MN 1T1, is the recipient of an American Journal of NursingBook of the Year Award for his guidebook, The Nurse’s Social Media Advantage: How Making Connections and Sharing Ideas Can Enhance Your Nursing Practice. Published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the book was selected as one of two recipients in the information technology category.
“I know my book will never make the New York Time‘s Best Sellers list or Oprah’s book club, but I’m proud of it,” says Fraser. “There are many other big names on the 2011 Book of the Year list, so it is an absolute honour to make it.”
The AJN Book of the Year awards are regarded by nurses and authors as the most important designation of excellence in book publishing. Fraser’s handbook encourages fellow nurses to become more active in technology and is the only book about social media tailored specifically to nurses.
“To my mentors,” Fraser adds, “I hope you can see some of the lessons you have taught me in what I do.”
The announcement includes a short blurb written by the judge, explaining why the book was selected. Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, professor, School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York wrote: “This book provides a short introduction to various uses of social media and advice on managing an online presence. It addresses privacy issues and suggests a number of useful shortcuts and Web sites; describes ways to enhance online productivity; explains social media clearly, including its potential for health care; and is a quick read.”