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Can posing for a magazine on the side negatively impact me getting a job?

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Long story short. I am thinking about posing for Playboy while I'm in nursing school just for fun. My main concern however is, if my future employer stumbles across my pics and if it will negatively affect me getting a job as a nurse.

Possibly. I personally wouldn't do it for the risk of it counting against my "professionalism"

Neo Soldier, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

I wouldn't recommend that line of work unless that's what you want to do full time.

Also why do it for fun, you might as well turn that into a profession and actually be a model rather than go through the rigor of nursing school.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

I wouldn't risk causing difficulty in your nursing career. Besides that, I am sure that Playboy is very selective on their models. It is not as if you can call up Playboy and say "Put me in your magazine" and they say "Sure, we will leave a spot for you in the next edition."

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

Seriously. What do you expect a group of professional nurses to say?

Grow up. You don't do that kind of thing just for fun. You do it for the money or the "exposure".

I smell a Troll.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

PA has a moral turpitude clause. You may be ineligible for a nursing license subsequebtbti this choice should you meet the editor's criteria. You can't randomly just show up at the magazine and say hey I want to pose.

Devon Rex, ADN, BSN

Specializes in Rehab, Ortho-Spine, Med-Surg, & Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Ok, I'll play. Answer: Yes, of course.

FutureNurseInfo

Has 1 years experience.

Playboy usually has naked women, so, if I was the hiring manager and I saw your naked in a magazine, I would politely say "Hun, thanks for considering our institution, but we had to go with a different candidate, who has bigger boobs". But in all seriousness, no, do not do it. Think of it this way, even if you do get hired, what if your patients see your picture? Or patients' families?

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

I have absolutely positively no problems with Playboy or anyone who chooses to pose in Playboy - I think as a society we are way too uptight about the naked body and way too judgmental.

That being said, of course there is a chance it could be detrimental to your career.

Does anybody buy that magazine anymore? If so...why? With internet and you can look at naked girls anytime you want to...for free!

I would think peoples FB posts, snap chat etc could do more damage. Lol...I haven't heard anybody reading or buying a playboy since the 90s..

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

FutureNurseInfo said:
Playboy usually has naked women, so, if I was the hiring manager and I saw your naked in a magazine, I would politely say "Hun, thanks for considering our institution, but we had to go with a different candidate, who has bigger boobs".

:rolleyes: :down: :banghead:

headofcurls, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

I also think you're trolling. It's not the best idea. When I was in school I took quite a few questionable pictures because it paid well but as I got closer to senior year I realized that the risk of ruining a professional career that offers a lifetime of financial support over quick money was just too much. I still am nervous about if those pictures ever make it out later in life and I know politics could never be in my future lol.

headofcurls, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

TalleyGirl said:
Does anybody buy that magazine anymore? If so...why? With internet and you can look at naked girls anytime you want to...for free!

I would think peoples FB posts, snap chat etc could do more damage. LOL...I haven't heard anybody reading or buying a playboy since the 90s..

I think we'll brcome more lax about sexy pics because of social media. But I'm not gonna be the guinea pig for that.

Just think...its going to be awfully emabarassing when you're caring for a patient and they're like "Hey! Its Miss October!!" Although I am all for women feeling confident, and have no problem with nudity or Playboy, your coworkers may not respect you for having been nude for the world to see.

JadedCPN said:
I have absolutely positively no problems with Playboy or anyone who chooses to pose in Playboy - I think as a society we are way too uptight about the naked body and way too judgmental.

That being said, of course there is a chance it could be detrimental to your career.

Agreed. Nudity and nakedness have been unfairly connected to immoral behavior. The BoPo and person-of-principle part of me says absolutely go for it! A naked photo shoot has nothing to do with your future nursing professionalism. But realistically, you'll likely face a lot of scrutiny and discrimination if it ever gets out at the workplace. Womp womp.

alittlepatience said:
My main concern however is, if my future employer stumbles across my pics and if it will negatively affect me getting a job as a nurse.

That depends 100% on your future employer. As long as you're over 18, and there's no state laws against posing nude, that's your own business. But they are allowed to not hire you if they find out about it, it's their business, it's their choice. That said, though, anyone that would pass up a nurse just because she took some pictures while she was younger, probably isn't worth working for anyway, they're the ones that are more focused on their image rather than their quality.

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

tonyl1234 said:
That depends 100% on your future employer. As long as you're over 18, and there's no state laws against posing nude, that's your own business. But they are allowed to not hire you if they find out about it, it's their business, it's their choice. That said, though, anyone that would pass up a nurse just because she took some pictures while she was younger, probably isn't worth working for anyway, they're the ones that are more focused on their image rather than their quality.

Not if you have a roomful of equally qualified new grads that don't have a picture of their ***** in their resume.

Oh, and it's gonna happen.