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Social Media Musts For New Nurses

Take this advice VERY seriously or suffer far more than most young  people realize is possible:

Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins! 

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

4 Comments on Social Media Musts For New Nurses

  1. Thank-goodness there was no such thing as social media when I was a brand new nurse. I would have been completely paranoid. You certainly have to be careful what you say these days, because everyone seems to be watching.

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    • Mainly you have to be willing to live with everything you post being seen by everyone for all time. No biggie! 😉

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      • It’s really scary! I know when I wrote my book, the hospital I work at found out about it and thought it depicted our hospital – they talked about having me change the location in the book. But when they were talking to me about all of this, I discovered they had been on my blog site and twitter, which was really disconcerting to say the least. I am grateful I am careful in everything I say. Luckily I didn’t have to change anything because they realized it was a work of fiction and nothing more. It was a really weird sensation knowing people were out there seriously looking for all my stuff, and then I was kind of wishing I could sink back into the shadows of anonymity.

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      • My solutions are to focus on general ideas and trends far more than individual details, and to focus my attention out of state. I use an Amnesty International model: let others focus on your state while you focus on theirs. Safer all around, and more legal, given privacy protection, etc. It’s scary all right: my hospital has been openly following my twitter for years now, and I’m publishing a piece about my blog in a hospital newsletter. Instead of hiding, I’m embracing attention. It keeps me sharp: keeps me from pretending “no one at work will know.” Everybody knows: that’s the assumption. I’ll never reach that level of exposure, but it’s a healthy way to look at it. If I wanted to keep it private, I’d post it with ink on paper and keep it at home. I want to spread the word, not hold it for myself. All adventures worth the name offer risk and fright and other discomfort. It’s part of the gig: that’s why most people only read about them. Good luck and thanks for reaching out. Stand strong – Greg

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