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

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I wouldn't delete my account after getting accepted. It's like everybody has said, just be careful. I'm super private about my profile (26 friends only). I don't add people I don't personally know. I don't post or put up religious or political info. And if someone starts cussing on my wall, I'd delete their comments (I will - and have - disable my wall from them if they keep it up). My friend's list is only viewable by me. I'm not searchable on search engines (or even by non-friends on Facebook). And I don't and will never post up scandalous pictures or updates (which shouldn't be done anyway, regardless of nursing school).

I do keep FB because it gives me a chance to connect to people I mayhave lost touch with and possible interacting with future classmates.

Play it safe and you should be fine.

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No. I'm not stupid on my account. I have my parents on there, my in laws, my neices and nephews...I would never post anything I wouldn't want any of them seeing, and if a friend should post something I'd delete it. It's my way of keeping in touch with all kinds of family and friends!

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When you engage in any social media you have to monitor yourself and others. Like a previous poster said if a friend posted something inappropriate, she would delete it. It is possible to have a social media that helps your career. Social media such as Linkedin.com has the possibility of putting a positive image of its users out there for employers.

The most important thing is that if you choose to create social media profiles, you need to be well informed and willing to monitor your accounts.

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Miss Infermiera2b has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology.

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No, I am not planning to delete my Facebook. My family lives 2,800 miles away from me and I like to use Facebook as one of the ways to keep in touch. I do know of a few nursing students who got in trouble because of social media but I'm not planning on violating HIPAA just to get some social media attention. Just be smart and appropriate about it.

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emmjayy is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I won't delete my Facebook, but I've always been very mindful of what I post and go through it every couple of months to take down old posts, review pictures, and make sure that the narrative I'm presenting is consistent with the image I'd want a future employer to see. I also have the most privacy settings possible activated on my account, and have everything hidden to the public except for profile photo (not the entire album, just the current photo) and my current timeline photo. I actually have things set so that people can post on my wall, but I'm the only person who can see their posts, to minimize the chances of a friend posting something offensive and others seeing it before I can take it down. I've always been very protective over my data and highly doubt that any nursing school or future employer will ever have a problem with my Facebook presence.

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No, I use it primarily to keep in contact with my friends and family that are far away. I do not post anything that would put me in a bad light. I use proper grammar, do not cuss, I do not post pictures that could be considered bad. If a future employer looks at my page, it is very private and they cannot see much unless they are my friend anyway. However, if for some reason they are on my friends list, there's nothing that can be used against me. I do not post drama on my page.

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People in all kinds of helping professions still have Facebook. Very little information of mine is available to the public, and I will keep it that way when I am a nurse.

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iShaybie has <1 years experience and specializes in medical surgical..

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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 delete your account? Or if in school now will you delete after you graduate?

Nope, and no. :)

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I definitely keep my Facebook profile loaded down with privacy settings, and many people are blocked. It's not because I post bad things...I don't swear, post nude pictures or pictures of myself drunk, high, etc. I've just found that at the school I currently go to, I have a few teachers who read my every post and try to insert themselves into my private life. They made comments to me about things I had posted, and I felt pretty violated because these teachers weren't even my friends on Facebook. Like I said, none of what they saw was bad, I just felt like the things they mentioned to me were none of their business.

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