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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
ANA Paper)
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.
ANA Standards of Professional Performance
The American Nurses Association has implemented Standards of Professional
Performance (2010) that describe a competent level of behavior in the
professional role. Registered nurses are accountable for their professional actions
to themselves, their patients, their peers, and ultimately to society.
The registered nurse practices ethically.
The registered nurse attains knowledge and competency that reflects current
nursing practice.
The registered nurse integrates evidence and research findings into practice.
The registered nurse contributes to quality nursing practice.
The registered nurse communicates effectively in all areas of practice
The registered nurse demonstrates leadership in the professional practice
setting and the profession.
The registered nurse collaborates with healthcare consumers, families, and
others in the conduct of nursing practice.