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f. Statements and photos posted online are potentially viewable by future
employers. It is not uncommon for potential employers to search for the social
network profiles of potential hires.
g. Avoid giving specific nursing advice.
h. Nursing students will not make disparaging remarks about clinical agencies,
School of Nursing employees, or colleagues. Do not make threatening, harassing,
profane, obscene, sexually explicit, racially derogatory, homophobic, or other
offensive comments.
a. Due to continuous changing these sites it is advisable to closely monitor
privacy settings for social network accounts to optimize privacy and security.
b. It is advisable that nursing students set their privacy profile so that only those
people who are provided access may see personal information and photos.
c. Avoid sharing identification numbers on a personal profile. This includes
address, telephone numbers, social security number, passport numbers, driver’s
license numbers, birth date, or any other data that could be used to obtain
personal records.
d. It is wise to “untag” yourself from any online photos as a general rule, and
to refrain from tagging others unless you have explicit permission from them
to do so. It is the nursing student’s responsibility to make sure that these photos
are appropriate and are not embarrassing or professionally compromising.
a. First and foremost student nurses must recognize that they have an ethical and
legal obligation to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
b. Patient privacy measures taken in any public forum apply to social networking
sites as well.
c. Online discussion of specific patients should be avoided, even if all identifying
information is excluded.
Social Media in the Clinical Setting
a. Nursing Students will be aware of social networking policies in all clinical
placement sites.