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d. Comments made regarding care of patients or that portray nursing students
or a colleague in an unprofessional manner can be used in court or other
disciplinary proceedings, such as those conducted by State Nursing Licensing
e. Nursing students should monitor the postings on their profile. It may be useful
to block postings from individuals who post unprofessional content
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 (ANA Paper)
a. Due to continuous changes on these sites it is advisable to closely monitor
privacy settings for social network accounts to optimize their privacy and
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.