Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Risky Business: Nurses must be aware of social networking pitfalls

For anyone who has ventured into the world of social media, the initial sense of thrill is hard to forget. After entering an email address and password to open a social networking account, users discover infinite possibilities for connecting and re-connecting with friends, co-workers, relatives and people across the world.

For healthcare professionals such as nurses, however, the thrill can quickly turn to panic when a post sparks a negative reaction at work. A seemingly innocent picture or sentence has the potential to put a nursing license, school graduation, job or professional reputation at risk.

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