Will you delete your Facebook account of you get into nursing school? - page 6

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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    Facebook alone is not the cause of trouble. It is people who put themselves in compromising positions when they post too much information. I am currently in nursing school and all my classmates have a lot of fun using facebook but we don't ever post anything incriminating to ourselves or our classmates and we definitely don't post information about our patients. As for when I graduate, I don't plan on friending any coworkers. I keep my social life and working life separate and so far life us good

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    Quote from ddv106
    I do not nor will I join facebook. My family and I am sure some of you think that you are posting appropriately. I have seen some of the comments and I have no problem with my posting or my comments either. There are people out there who don't know how to separate issues and reality. I have been a RN (35 years) with many degrees past the Nursing and very active in Community etc.
    My concern is stupid postings from other people and my family. By family, I mean we can't choose the cousins, etc. and I have seen how things can be seen differently from another's eyes. Example, Someone got annoyed at another member of the family and posted on Facebook about this person's education background. They questioned if this person lied about the degree they had saying, they don't remember that person going to school. The person was a CEO for a big company and it caused major issues. It seems like nothing only a doubt but for that person it was major. The same way us nurses like to be helpful and sometimes will tell someone we know what they can do to feel better. That can get you in trouble, also depending on what you say. You will say, this is my family or good friend. This is your career.
    Think about what I have said. Emails, phone, skype, and yes the old thing of writing a note or sending a card, still works. I have had people find me even though I am on face book. Whatever you decide to do, watch your back. You can lose your license outside of work for your actions. You are held to a higher standard as a professional.
    Good Luck to all.
    Your post is difficult to understand. Are you concerned about what a Facebook friend would post on your wall? If so, don't be. I can delete any content from my Wall, no matter who posts it there.
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    Quote from Saysfaa
    For whatever it is worth, my reservations about facebook have nothing to do with the appropriateness of what I post or what my friends post about me.

    They have to do with what a stalker or power freak might do with access to extensive lists of friends, and friends of friends. There are ways around the privacy settings. Also, facebook is quite notorious for suddenly changing how accessible information is. To be fair, they give opt outs - but they haven't been telling people they when they change so people can update their privacy settings.

    In today's world, most of this information can be found anyway, but facebook makes it soooo easy.
    Please enlighten us on "the ways around the privacy settings."

    Without substantiation of that statement, it's equivalent to being scared of the boogeyman in the closet. Could someone break in and hide in the closet to harm you? Of course....does it make sense to organize your life around it after taking sensible precautions (locking doors and windows)? Of course not.
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    I never got around to making a Facebook account. I do get distracted occasionally by web browsing but force myself to close the laptop lid. Things like smartphones also get in the way as we can check our preferred websites on them as well. It's really a matter of self-discipline. You want to get an A in your class or fail while watching your Facebook status???
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    I won't delete my Facebook account, but I sure as heck would advise anyone and everyone to cancel those SMS alerts! Who really needs to be receiving texts about what so-and-so ate for dinner, what so-and-so's dog or cat is doing, etc.
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    no. just be very careful what types of pictures you post and your status
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    I don't think I'll delete mine. I figure that by the time I graduate (less than four years from now) I'll be slightly less addicted. I hope.

    As long as you don't abuse it and keep it private, I don't see the problem.
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    i did not delete it because at our program we used it to be able to communicate with the class president. we also used it to ask question to fellow classmates.

    i use it also to keep in touch with family serving this great nation of ours so those are my reasons for not deleting my account.
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    Curiousme, I wrote out the ways I knew about five times, intending to post them. I thought I could because they really aren't that earthshattering as far as technique or ideas but I just can't. I don't like it being done and don't want to make it any easier for people. I realize that leaves my contention unsupported. So be it.
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    Just putting it out there in hopes of helping someone else...I got in some serious trouble at school because of facebook. All I did was lol on another students inappropriate comment. I was threatened with the possibility of being expelled 3 weeks before graduation!

    You cannot be overly cautious. Facebook is great for networking and it was very helpful all throughout nursing school for that reason. Just be careful. Even one slight slip in a brief moment of indiscretion could cost you your degree or your career. Be careful.

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