Unprofessional Content Posted Online Among Nursing Students


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Abstract

This study investigated the posting of unprofessional content online among nursing students. Surveys of 293 schools of nursing revealed that 77% had encountered at least 1 incident of students posting such content. Respondents reported greatest concerns about content pertaining to educational and professional affiliations and to patient confidentiality. Most schools are developing responses to online unprofessionalism. Nursing education must stay current with social networking technologies and students’ educational needs.

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