Comment of the week: No Facebook privacy for nurses?

I am currently in nursing school, and I keep my Facebook private and only allow my friends to view my page. Unfortunately, my page isn’t completely private; schools and potential employers are able to view your profile, without your permission. I know firsthand because a school official actually showed the class that the school was able to view any student’s profile. Thankfully, I don’t post anything about school or work. Also, by posting pictures of patients, one can be fired or fined and may lose their license due to the fact that it’s a HIPAA violation.

By Melissa S. on When Social Media Bites Back

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2 Responses to Comment of the week: No Facebook privacy for nurses?

  1. spinther Fan

    Interesting. Here’s a recent article that looked at that issue in detail, as well as some other things for nursing using social media to keep in mind:

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