Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to uphold a standard of conduct
Social media plays a significant role in the lives of nurses in both their professional and personal lives.
Additionally, social media is now considered a mainstream part of the process for recruiting and hiring
candidates. Inappropriate or unethical conduct on social media can create legal problems for nurses as
well as the field of nursing.
Login to all social media sites in which you engage. Review your profile, pictures and posts. Based on the
professional standards of nursing, identify items that would be considered unprofessional and potentially
detrimental to your career and that negatively impact the reputation of the nursing field.
In 500-750 words, summarize the findings of your review. Include the following:
Describe the posts or conversations in which you have engaged that might be considered inappropriate
based on the professional standards of nursing.
Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to uphold a standard of conduct consistent with the standards
governing the profession of nursing at work and in their personal lives. Include discussion of how
personal conduct can violate HIPAA or be considered unethical or unprofessional. Provide an example of
each to support your answer.
Based on the analysis of your social media, discuss what areas of your social media activity reflect
Christian values as they relate to respecting human value and dignity for all individuals. Describe areas of
your social media activity that could be improved.