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Nursing student expelled for Facebook photo/judge reverses dismissal

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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"Showing" my friends what I am "studying" in school via a public source such as Face Book. No matter what you have your privacy settings at it is highly possible that anyone can see your photos especially if you label or tag your photos. (Read the fine print in the Face Book privacy policy & TOS)

Either way it shows a lack of professional judgment, especially since she posed with a big smile on her face, nursing school ID in clear focus. Just because the instructor didn't say no but laughed and said someting to the effect of 'oh you silly girls' does not imply permission. Perhaps the instructor thought they were not serious about posing for photos with the placenta. The lack of permission or denial does not imply consent for the photos to be taken & posted in a public forum, unless of course you are 8 years old. (Children often say "well you didn't tell me that I couldn't do that so I figured I could."

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Lessons learned in 2010:

If you want to remain in nursing school, do not have a Facebook account, it's not worth the possible trouble.

If you want to find employment as a nurse, do not have a Facebook account, it's not worth the possible trouble.

If you want to keep your career in the nursing profession, do not have a Facebook account, it's not worth the possible trouble.

Does anyone ever learn from others' mistakes? Simple answer is no.

Some people are just born idiots.

Keep your cameras and cellular telephones stowed away in your car or book bag during clinicals and classroom lectures, it's that simple.

Hmm, I wonder if her relocation and her wedding is still on . .

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We are encouraged to take pictures in my nursing program, particularly in lab. I've yet to remember to take my camera to school with me, though.

I really think this is ridiculous. I guess it could be seen as unprofessional but unfortunately, some people have zero sense of humor.

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I have already posted on this trhead a few times but I didn't even think about at first because it was two years ago. I donated my sons placenta and cord blood for research. If someone was using it in that way I would be disgusted and feel very violated. Just a donor's two cents.

I didn't donate any placentas from my children because it just never crossed my mind. However, I don't think that someone putting a picture of it on Facebook would bother me. No one would know it was mine and even if they did, I don't think I would be bothered.

But, its a situation I haven't been in so I can't say for sure...

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usalsfyre has 8 years experience and works as a Paramedic.

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Incrediblely poor judgement putting it on FB. How many people have to get fired before healthcare professionals keep work related stuff of there.

To the "it's a body part, have some respect" ninnies, have you ever participated in a cadaver lab? I've been lucky enough to, it was an incredible experince. We took a ton of pictures, and yes, some of them were posed. This was also pre-social networking days. The people who are afraid this will happen aren't going to donate their bodies anyway, this is simply a convinent excuse. I plan on being a disected cadaver, and fully expect for people to pose with my inards.

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elizabethgrad09 has 7 years experience.

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The article says that all four students who posed for pictures were expelled, not just the one who posted the picture on facebook. So, the expulsions were not primarily about facebook, but about taking pictures at an off-site facility with a body part.

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privacy rights are granted to organs donated to universities, just like cadavers. anyone arguing otherwise has no clue what they are talking about. go to any university lab and look at the policies that are required to be in effect in order to receive a gift from a person that donated their body/organs to science, they should be respected and that is the bottom line. this young woman and her friends need to find other professions, they are seriously out of their element if they think this is even appropriate to any degree.

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hiddencatRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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The photo looks sadistic and is uncaring, unprofessional, unethical and as someone said creepy.

IDK- she just looks proud to be holding a placenta to me. Or at worst a little goofy.

I think expulsion is an over reaction. Especially when it sounds like the professor in charge didn't clearly state that they couldn't when asked permission.

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DoGoodThenGo works as a Entrepreneur - Business Owner.

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Nursing programs have had "moral clauses" and or placed restrictions on students for ages, though back in the day such things normally centered around where one could go/do when in uniform and or representing the school whilst on duty.

Being as this may, we live in a new age and apparently NPs have felt a need to adapt their "rules and regs".

Perhaps the expelled students can be reinstated after things have cooled down a bit.

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IDK- she just looks proud to be holding a placenta to me. Or at worst a little goofy.

I think expulsion is an over reaction. Especially when it sounds like the professor in charge didn't clearly state that they couldn't when asked permission.

I'm with ya.

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I've often wondered what the honchos at Facebook think deep down inside when they hear of another person who gets into bad circumstances because of what they did on Facebook. If it were me, I would have at least a smidgeon of remorse.

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hiddencatRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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I've often wondered what the honchos at Facebook think deep down inside when they hear of another person who gets into bad circumstances because of what they did on Facebook. If it were me, I would have at least a smidgeon of remorse.

They change privacy settings with no notice so that people are suddenly sharing more than they intended, posted phone numbers publicly recently and are generally shady about the information gained from participation on FB, so....I think they probably don't care. I could be wrong, but I imagine the head honchos at FB to be a soul-less bunch.

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