Posting Licensed Number in social media

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happyinmyheart

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Yes, it's this. A friend of mine graduated from NS, got her license in the mail, and posted a picture of it on Facebook.

On the spot where the license number resides, she'd Photoshopped it out and typed "git ur own". I about died laughing.

Hysterical!!!

MunoRN, RN

8,058 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

I don't get why people would find this concerning, your license number is easily accessible public information, regardless of whether or not you post it on facebook.

Ruas61, BSN, RN

1,368 Posts

Specializes in MDS/ UR.

Poke bee's nests much? Why should you court intrusion? Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

MunoRN, RN

8,058 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

What is it we think someone is going to do with knowledge of someone's license number that they couldn't do with just knowing your name?

Ruby Vee, BSN

17 Articles; 14,027 Posts

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.
I don't get why people would find this concerning, your license number is easily accessible public information, regardless of whether or not you post it on facebook.

I don't find it concerning. I find it stupid. And weird.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

1 Article; 20,908 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

My question is why?

Bortaz, MSN, RN

2,628 Posts

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU.

The real question is whether the op, aptly named nomad, is still wandering.

Ruas61, BSN, RN

1,368 Posts

Specializes in MDS/ UR.
What is it we think someone is going to do with knowledge of someone's license number that they couldn't do with just knowing your name?

I suppose not much.

However, I am of the mind as to why would one want to give private information in any public venue unless absolutely required.

It seems like a poor practice.

I suppose not much.

However, I am of the mind as to why would one want to give private information in any public venue unless absolutely required.

It seems like a poor practice.

I don't understand why anyone would post it on social media, but it is easily accessible public information.

Ruby Vee, BSN

17 Articles; 14,027 Posts

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.
My question is why?

I've been wondering that myself.

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nursel56

7,076 Posts

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.
Yes, it's this. A friend of mine graduated from NS, got her license in the mail, and posted a picture of it on Facebook.

On the spot where the license number resides, she'd Photoshopped it out and typed "git ur own". I about died laughing.

This is one, and so far the only one time I've seen "text speak" used where it actually enhances the communication! :lol2:

MunoRN, RN

8,058 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.
I suppose not much.

However, I am of the mind as to why would one want to give private information in any public venue unless absolutely required.

It seems like a poor practice.

I guess my confusion is that someone's RN license isn't private, it's about as public as public information gets.

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