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Student nurse attitudes and behaviours when using social network sites

The purpose of this study is to describe the effect of education in professional boundaries on the use and management of social media by using quantitative survey methods to ask “What are the social networking behaviours of student nurses following education in professional boundaries? Findings from this research indicate that student nurses are active SNS users, primarily for personal engagement. While students primarily used SNS for personal reasons, many reported SNS use for educational / professional purposes as well, including to discuss academic related topics. Most students responded that they were aware of privacy settings on SNS, however there is a discrepancy between awareness of privacy settings and the number of students implementing the privacy features.