Nursing Student Blog Lawsuit - page 4

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  1. by   Suz_808
    Quote from DeLana_RN
    Yes, she has the First Amendment right to say what she did, after all this isn't a police state (yet). However, I think she does violate the nursing school's code of conduct, and certainly HIPAA. In fact, her judgement is so poor that she didn't remove her MySpace page (or made it private, if that's possible) even after she was dismissed - or at least deleted the controversial entry/entries!

    She may have the right to write anything she wants... but I sure wouldn't want someone like her (prejudiced, etc.) as my nurse, or that of one of my family members.

    I agree totally with what you posted DeLana. I've cruised allnurses before but this particular post made me want to register to add my opinion.

    I went and had a look at her MySpace and yes, it's possible to make it private (friends only, you have to approve who can view it.) I think she does violate HIPAA with her blog. From what I can gather from her blog, she works with this woman who gave birth (in the ER). So based on the fact that Nina Yoder's name is out there, the school, the time frame and I am sure the people she works with, I think it will be a matter of time before this woman finds out about it. In which case she has a nice case in which to sue. Not to mention the extra publicity surrounding the case (especially locally). "We" can't identify her, but any of her workmates could.

    I did some extra surfing, and from what I read I gather this course she was in is a RN-BSN, so she is already a nurse and working in that capacity. Also in her petition to get back into school, she says she will or has removed her MySpace page. She hasn't removed it yet and also has a link to another MySpace page that is a carbon copy of her original one under another name. (upper right corner of her page

    I saw someone else mention, that she has served and deserves the right to enjoy her free speech. No arguing that. My husband is military, and he said "the military wouldn't want that sort of person serving anymore than you would want her as your nurse - how would she look after the Iraqi's or whatever with those attitudes? I'd like to see where exactly she served." I agree in that....if you have those kind of attitudes that you need to post them on the internet, how can they not affect your level of empathy or concern for your patients. It's not our job to judge anyone we are caring for and in most cases the ones that need it the most are those not as fortunate as ourselves, in lifes choices or just how the cards fell. I just can't help but feel if you feel that strongly inside that you need to post it on the internet about certain people or whatever that it cannot but help affect your level of care.
  2. by   mncna08
    Wow, im not sure about the technical law stuff. But i did read her blog that she wrote and wow! Yuck the way she spoke of it was just rude. She has a child herself. why would anyone call a baby a creep. Shes a creep.and i would be creeped if she was my nurse. She is obvously a very disturbed and cold hearted person.
  3. by   BradleyRN
    This idiot does not deserve to be a nurse. Though i support freedom of speech, i do not support freedom of stupid.
    She should never be in a position to care for the poor or vulnerable.
    Last edit by BradleyRN on Apr 12, '09
  4. by   libnat
    I'LL be in the minority here and say I didn't find her postings disturbing or proof she could not perform as a nurse. The Ann Coulter of the nursing world perhaps, of course dear Ann is pretty hated.
  5. by   mncna08
    Wow, im not sure about the technical law stuff but i read her blog and was disgusted. If that were me i would be so imbarrased if a nurse talked about me that way. She has a child herself. How can anyone call a baby a creep?! Shes the creep and i would be creeped if she was my nurse.the whole thing was rude and uncalled for. I get that it is her blog but put that as private or sumthen. She seems to be the type that enjoys misery. Im sure her mouth fit right into the military scene...even then.
  6. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from LandslideRN
    But how would you like it if you were in nursing school, and one of your instructors knew that your name was FireStarter on this public website, and they dismissed you from school saying "you were a danger to public health and safety"?

    Just speaking as a devil's advocate, mind you. I think dismissing her was going too far. But I still think there's more to it than what we're being told. I think they want to get rid of her because she wasn't paying attention in class, and the instructors knew it.
    That's a valid argument. Sometimes I've been a little careless here and people out there could have guessed who I am.

    However, I've not come right out and given my real name. I haven't come out and said where I work work here. This Nina Yoder has. She's publicly stated that she is Nina Yoder, that she goes to so and so school, that she saw a birth on her OB rotation and then went on to make fun of the patient who allowed her to attend a very personal and sacred event in her life, the birth of her new babe. This Nina also very openly mocks her school and nursing program on her my space page, which is open for the public to view. If I did those two things to my employer, I would be fired.
  7. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from libnat
    I'LL be in the minority here and say I didn't find her postings disturbing or proof she could not perform as a nurse. The Ann Coulter of the nursing world perhaps, of course dear Ann is pretty hated.
    I'm not sure what your connection is with Nina Yoder and your motivation in joining this site recently and posting this thread. Could you possibly know this woman personally?

    I would imagine, if Nina Yoder has a my space page, she also knows about I wouldn't be surprised if she were reading this very thread, actually.

    My opinion of Nina Yoder's my space page is that she is a foolish and immature young woman. She has some really dumb stuff on her pages there. It is also a visually poorly designed page. Her writing style on her blog is lousy.
  8. by   libnat
    Nope, I do not know her but I do not equate online activity with nursing ability. I've had people tell me they would'nt want me to be "their" nurse over one political view or another and it doesn't mean much as these people don't know me, only my internet postings. Of course I post under a username because that's just smart but still.

    The stupid things you see on nursing students myspace is quite outstanding and I don't see the school going after them.
  9. by   FireStarterRN
    The school chose to go after this Nina though. So she's out of luck.

    I read about a student in the teaching program deied a degree because of myspace

  10. by   FireStarterRN
    The student teacher's suit against the university was denied, btw.

    Court rejects appeal over student-teacher drunk MySpace pics
  11. by   sirI
    Federal Court hearing canceled:
  12. by   SiennaGreen
    Here is another angle and crummy thing about this.

    It is difficult enough to find decent clinical placement for nursing schools. Patients (some) already have a bad taste in their mouth about allowing students (nursing, medical, otherwise) to participate in their care; this and the publicity that it will receive will NOT help that situation.

    I really feel like it is a privilege to be allowed to learn and serve our patients as students. While we are constantly told how much they love the extra attention, sometimes having four students hanging over your bed while the instructor is explaining in minute detail your wound change is not a pleasant experiance.

    So, as a student, I am saddened because it hurts my future profession's image and because it makes students look disrespectful and unprofessional.
  13. by   John20
    Wow. I just read several of her blogs. They were fascinating in a watching a car wreck way. That is one angry lady.