Quote from Stephalump
We sign a HIPAA acknowledgement agreement when we start our program. I did not sign an "unsavory Facebook posting" agreement. In order to be officially punished, I'd better have broken an official rule, or what protection to any of us have from the subjective whims of the powers that be?
Odds are the OPs program has no such rule and is hiding behind HIPAA as a loophole...
School's are insanely paranoid about two things:
HIPAA and cheating. To the point of annoying me.
^^^ what stephalump said!
This is one way I feel that the nursing profession eats its young. Why was the student told she broke a law, but told to wait to get her punishment? She broke no law and consequences should be based on policy in place.
My nursing school does things like this frequently- choosing random people to randomly "pick" on, without a fair and consistent method of enforcing the rules.