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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  K nurse-one-day} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  That Guy} profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  live&love&heal} profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  MissChloe} profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  RN Sam} profile page
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    Will not delete Facebook! That's how we (my nursing classmates) ask questions/study and don't waste our texts! That, and skype. Also, I keep in touch with nurse mentors. But with everything you write or upload you must think ahead and RE-READ what you write before you post.
  7. Visit  KristeyK} profile page
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    I did not delete my FB account, nor will I. If you're that paranoid about posting on FB, be paranoid about posting ANYWHERE on the internet, especially in nursing specific forums. :-P

    Seriously though...be a critical thinker and use your best judgement about what it is you put out there for others to read and see.
    candied likes this.
  8. Visit  RscodADN10} profile page
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    I agree. But there are still people out there don't have that common sense.
  9. Visit  momtojosh} profile page
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    umm...i have doctor friends,lawyer friends and politician friends...should they delete theirs as well?...

    so nope...not gonna happen...just have to be smart about what you want out there...be abit modest as my mom use to say..
  10. Visit  Student4_life} profile page
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    How about instead of using your best judgement in what you post, you use your best judgement in how you live? Its the act that is frowned upon, not the act being posted in full color online, Just Saying.
  11. Visit  momtojosh} profile page
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    How about instead of using your best judgement in what you post, you use your best judgement in how you live? Its the act that is frowned upon, not the act being posted in full color online, Just Saying.

    amen to that statemnet student4life!!!!......
  12. Visit  RscodADN10} profile page
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    Quote from momtojosh
    umm...i have doctor friends,lawyer friends and politician friends...should they delete theirs as well?...

    so nope...not gonna happen...just have to be smart about what you want out there...be abit modest as my mom use to say..
    Well the question had to be tailored to nursing that is why I asked it the way I did. My thoughts were on the students that have not used "common sense" pertaining to the fb with their nursing careers and schooling.
  13. Visit  RscodADN10} profile page
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    Quote from KristeyK
    I did not delete my FB account, nor will I. If you're that paranoid about posting on FB, be paranoid about posting ANYWHERE on the internet, especially in nursing specific forums. :-P

    Seriously though...be a critical thinker and use your best judgement about what it is you put out there for others to read and see.
    Can't say paranoia is the main reason people feel the way they do if they don't fb or are planning on deleting.
  14. Visit  CeilingCat} profile page
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    I never deleted it. But rule #1 of social networking sites: NEVER post anything you don't want your boss, recruiter, or mom to read. I think keeping it is a good thing: it forces you to think before you type.


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