Below you will find sample social media messages that you can adapt and share to promote Nurses Week.
Social Media Tips
Share posts from the NOVA page directly with your friends on Facebook or create posts of your own. Here are some tips for using Facebook to celebrate Nurses Week:
➔ ‘Like’ the NOVA page on Facebook and interact with others by sharing, liking, and commenting on posts related to Nurses Week.
➔ If you are connected with colleagues or industry professionals on Facebook who do not currently ‘like’ the NOVA page, you can share the page by clicking the ‘Invite Friends’ link in the community column to the right.
Engage with your followers on Twitter and share messages that direct others to the NOVA website and the NOVA Twitter page. Here are some tips for using Twitter to celebrate Nurses Week:
➔ Twitter limits messages to be 280 characters (including accompanying links), so it’s acceptable to omit punctuation and abbreviate words when needed. Shorten links using Bitly.com in order to save space!
➔ By including the NOVA handle in your posts (@NOVANurses), you are helping to drive other Twitter users to visit and follow the page.
➔ Don’t forget the hashtag! Hashtags are words or phrases that can be tracked, simply by clicking on them. When the pound sign (#) is put at the beginning of a word or phrase, it becomes a clickable link to a thread of all recent posts using the same word or phrase as a hashtag.
Share posts from the NOVA page directly with your connections on LinkedIn or create posts of your own. Here are some tips for using LinkedIn to celebrate Nurses Week:
➔ ‘Like’ the NOVA company page on LinkedIn and interact with others by sharing, liking, and commenting on posts related to Nurses Week.
➔ You can share the NOVA Nurse Week Toolkit by clicking the LinkedIn icon at the top of this page!
Share high quality digital photos related to NOVA and Nurses Week with your professional network. Here are some tips for using Instagram during Nurses Week:
➔ Take pictures within the app or use photos that already exist in your camera roll showing off your NOVA swag!
➔ Save photos posted by @NOVANurses to your smartphone, then share with your audience.
➔ Connect your Instagram account to your personal Facebook account for increased exposure and engagement.
➔ Instagram prevents links in captions or comments from being clickable, so avoid using them.
➔ Use handles (@NOVANurses) in your posts to help drive other Instagram users to visit and follow the page.
➔ Just like Twitter, don’t forget to use relevant hashtags!
Sample Social Media Posts
You can use the content and images below to share on Facebook & Twitter. To download the image simply right click and click "save image as":
- I'm proud to be a VA Nurse! #NursesWeek #NOVANurse
- VA Nurses care for America's Heroes! #NursesWeek #NOVANurse
- NOVA is proud to be the Voice of the VA Nurse! #NursesWeek #NOVANurse
Right click on the images below to save and then share on social media.