Nursing Policies on Social Media

While researching for an article I did a review of nursing organizations’ (Colleges, Associations, Universities, etc) policies on social media. Here is a list of references with links to the policies. If you want to share references on social media join this Mendeley group..


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American Nurses Association. (2011). 6 Tips for Nurses. Silver Spring. Retrieved from

Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador. (2012). Position Statement: Social Media. St John’s. Retrieved from

Belcourt, T. (2012). Social Media and Professional Registered Nursing: Can the two mix? (pp. 6–7). Saskatoon. Retrieved from

Canadian Nurses Protective Society. (2012). Social Media. infoLaw, 19(3). Retrieved from

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. (2011). CARNA Social Media Guidelines. Calgary. Retrieved from

College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. (2014). Using Social Media Responsibly: 7 Recommendations (pp. 6–7). Vancouver. Retrieved from

College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. (2012). Position Statement: Social Media (pp. 1–4). Halifax. Retrieved from

Goh, P. (2012). Social Media and Nursing: Where Are We Going? CANO/ACIO e-newsletter Connections, 1–2. Retrieved from Media Article.pdf

Hasley, J. (2010). Social networking for the nurse: Exploring case studies and avoiding inappropriate use. Little Rock. Retrieved from

John Hopkins School of Nursing. (n.d.). Social Media Guidelines (p. 1). Baltimore.

National Council of State Board of Nursing. (2011). A Nurse’s Guide to the Use of Social Media. Chicago. Retrieved from

New Zealand Nurses Organization, & National Student Unit New Zealand Nurses Organization. (2013). Social media and the nursing profession: a guide to online professionalism for nurses and nursing students. Auckland. Retrieved from

Nurses Association of New Brunswick. (2012). Ethical and Responsible Use of Social Media Technologies (Vol. 2012, pp. 1–16). Fredericton. Retrieved from Guidelines- Social Media-E(1).pdf

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2010). Information sheet on social media. Melbourne. Retrieved from

Nursing Midwifery Council. (2014). Social networking sites (pp. 1–6). London (UK). Retrieved from

Nusing Council of New Zealand. (2013). Guidelines: Social Media and Electronic Communication. Wellington. Retrieved from

British Columbia Institute for Technology (2013). BCIT Nursing Program Student Guidelines, Policies and Procedures (pp. 0–43). Burnaby. Retrieved from

Royal College of Nursing. (2011). RCNA Social Media Guidelines for Nurses (pp. 0–5). Canberra. Retrieved from for upload and link/rcna_social_media_guidelines_for_nurses.pdf

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. (2011). Penn Nursing Student Social Media Policy. Philadelphia. Retrieved from

Washington State University College of Nursing. (n.d.). WSU College of Nursing Social Media Guidelines (p. 7340). Pullman, Washington. Retrieved from[1].pdf

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