Will you delete your Facebook account of you get into nursing school? - page 3

by RscodADN10

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I've been thinking alot about my Facebook account since all the problems it has brought to people not only in nursing school but also peoples lives. So my question to you is: if you get accepted to nursing school will you... Read More


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    Quote from Paco69
    Still does not make sense. I don't see how employers would think of finding you on Facebook if your name is Mary Smith and you list your name as Jane Morgan. You don't have to use your real picture as your profile picture. And there is no rule that says you have to list both your school name and class year. How different is that from them not finding your allnurses.com profile?
    Won't they see that my friends are linked to the school and class year (everybody does that, I had done it too until I deleted the account last week) and figure out it may be me in disguise? Even if the profile is "friends only" I just feel like I still don't trust it... what if a friend of mine uses foul language and I get turned down for a job not because of what I posted, but because of what a friend posted?
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    Quote from anon695
    Won't they see that my friends are linked to the school and class year (everybody does that, I had done it too until I deleted the account last week) and figure out it may be me in disguise? Even if the profile is "friends only" I just feel like I still don't trust it... what if a friend of mine uses foul language and I get turned down for a job not because of what I posted, but because of what a friend posted?
    You must have not had the tightest privacy settings in place for your profile. My profile is like the Pentagon, lol. To someone who is not my friend, all they can see is my profile picture, my name, and the buttons to add a friend and send a message. No one can see my friends list except anyone who is my friend. Additionally, there is something in Facebook that allows you to be hidden from searches. So it makes it harder for people to find you.

    I am not trying to sell you back on Facebook, just letting you know that there are things you could do to make yourself less of an open book out there.
    CuriousMe likes this.
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    Why so much hiding? Just have one and be smart or just don't have one.
    woahmelly likes this.
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    I am not trying to sell you back on Facebook, just letting you know that there are things you could do to make yourself less of an open book out there.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, if I ever open a new account it will have a fake name and I'll figure out how to make it iron-clad like you suggest. I guess I am just paranoid, a while back an estranged relative found me (even after I'd changed my name, new name was on the FB account) and I thought if that person could find me even with what I assumed were high privacy settings, so could employers! And again you never know what someone won't like... not Christian, wearing a bikini in a swimming pool, who knows.
    RscodADN10 likes this.
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    Actually, some of my teacher friends put their first name and middle initial. Their kids are always trying to find them. It's seems to be working for the teachers.
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    I think that if you have privacy settings and aren't being crazy posting pictures of yourself naked or drunk, it really shouldn't matter. And if I don't get a job just because I'm a person that has opinions and whatnot then whatever. Thats really stupid to judge people just because they have a facebook and say or do things that you don't agree with. What happened to people minding their own darn business?? People get in trouble for wayyy too much these days. In the words of George Lopez "I cant never do nuthinnn!"
    K nurse-one-day likes this.
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    Quote from slinkyheadCNA
    I think that if you have privacy settings and aren't being crazy posting pictures of yourself naked or drunk, it really shouldn't matter. And if I don't get a job just because I'm a person that has opinions and whatnot then whatever. Thats really stupid to judge people just because they have a facebook and say or do things that you don't agree with. What happened to people minding their own darn business?? People get in trouble for wayyy too much these days. In the words of George Lopez "I cant never do nuthinnn!"
    LOL
    I agree with you. What does it matter what we do on facebook as long as it isn't hindering our work? As long as youre keeping your work/school life separate then to me, there isn't a problem. It makes no difference what I do in my spare time as long as it doesnt affect my school or career. And like you said, if I dont get a job b/c I have a certain political or religious affiliation posted on my page or something like that, then I dont really wanna work for that person anyways.
    That having been said, Im not saying I think a person should be able to post dirty pics of themselves and post vulgar status updates and things like that, and expect there to be no consequences.
    SlinkyheadRN likes this.
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    I thought about turning up the privacy settings but then I realized im friends with half the hospital as it is so if the managers, HR wanted to see what I have gotten into, they can find out. I did some crazy things when I was a little younger and I have some funny stuff that has happened to me posted up there. Im not trying to hide anything from them so if they wanted to see, I would have no issues showing them who I am. I have nothing to hide.
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    I have a few of my classmates on Facebook. I recently networked with a classmate who got a DON job at a SNF. She offered me a job as a per diem nurse and then deleted her account from Facebook after I was hired. I can understand that she did that to keep her professional life separate from her personal life. I only worked day, no call back. and she's now ignoring my calls. Anyways, I recently found her on Facebook though a mutual classmate. She is listed with her First name and Maiden Name Initial. I gave her all of my info (SSN, bank, address, background, etc) I feel violated as she knows so much about me. She thought she couldn't be found on Facebook but, I found her. She even posted a picture of herself at work. LOL This is pure evidence that you can't hide on the internet! I don't want to burn bridges and will just try to keep the lines of communication open.

    Oh, and I'm in the process of trying to get into a RN bridge program. I don't plan on deleting my account but, I do plan on adding classmates just not planning of working with them!
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    Quote from K nurse-one-day
    No I wont be deleting my account. I know whats appropriate and whats not to put of FB.
    Yup, me too.


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