Jump to content

Blogs

Students   (1,480 Views 9 Comments)
by mchssrn8813 mchssrn8813 (Member) Member

1,392 Profile Views; 40 Posts

Hey guys ! Do any of you guys have blogs in which you write about nursing, school, etc ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BloomNurseRN has 10 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in CMSRN.

1 Article; 721 Posts; 10,850 Profile Views

Yes and no. I have a blog but I rarely talk about nursing school. I will more as I graduate but my school is VERY aware of social media and talking about school online. Obviously good things are fine but when not so good things come up then there can be issues. You're welcome to come by, although last semester caused a LOT of radio silence. :-)

Edited by JustBeachyNurse
ToS--no personal blog links per site ToS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

theantichick has 3 years experience and specializes in LTAC, ICU, ER, Informatics.

320 Posts; 9,564 Profile Views

Yep. It's on my profile, I think. That's not all I blog about, but it's one of the topics that has predominated the posts. I graduated in December, so until I get a hospital job, the nursing posts will be scarce. :)

I am very careful to never even come close to giving information that could identify a patient. I'm even leery about any information that could identify the hospital I did clinicals at. I think schools and employers are getting more savvy about this - some will have a blanket "this is prohibited without exception" and some will allow some latitude so long as you're nowhere near a HIPAA violation.

I will also be incredibly circumspect when it comes to anything that could be perceived as a negative rant about a person or group of people. I don't want a potential employer reading my blog years from now and thinking "wow, she's a negative Nelly," or that I have frequent personality clashes with people. I've had some absolutely horrific instructors, but all you'll see on my blog is "we didn't really get along." I save the details for my class feedback surveys and ratemyprofessor.

I have known people who say you're treading on dangerous ground even if you just put on your Facebook profile that you're a nursing student and what school, or to say what hospital you work at. I think that's a bit extreme. I think caution should be exercised, and people should always consider their posts from the perspective of the Dean of their school, a prospective employer, or even a lawyer naming them in a suit 10 years from now looking for evidence of poor nursing practice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

40 Posts; 1,392 Profile Views

@ bloom girl what's your blog address ? I'd love to check it out ! And thanks for the replies guys ! I just started one, I'm also cautious of what I post like schools, clinicals, etc :)

Edited by JustBeachyNurse
ToS--link to personal blog removed per site terms of service

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 Articles; 11,114 Posts; 14,458 Profile Views

Seriously? If you're in school and you aren't getting a straight 4.0, you don't have time to be blogging!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

40 Posts; 1,392 Profile Views

Grntea- blogging is my form of stress relief. Thank you for your opinion though, have a wonderful evening

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WorseThanYours has 5 years experience and specializes in Surgical Nurse.

1 Post; 589 Profile Views

I'm always willing to answer questions/talk about nursing school!

Edited by TheCommuter
TOS - direct link to blog removed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×