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What is a Virtual Community of Practice?

A virtual community is a community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet. Howard Rheingold defined virtual communities as social aggregations that emerge from the Internet when enough people carry on public discussions long enough and with sufficient human feeling to form webs of personal relationships despite geographical distance. A virtual community of practice is professional knowledge transfer and creation.

Virtual communities are much like coffee house networking, only the networking occurs on the internet from the comfort of your home or office at a time that is convenient for you.

The link here will send you to the LRAPN Virtual Community blog. This blog is for members of LRAPN to read and post comments. Access to most of the blog pages is limited to the Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists who are associated with LRAPN on our contacts page.


The virtual community blog has a page titled Meetings with information about reality (non-virtual) networking opportunities. Please visit this page to determine when the next opportunity to network will be. The meeting page is open to the public.

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