Tweet at Your Own Risk: How electronic devices and social media can derail a nurse’s career | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


    • Tweet at Your Own Risk

      Jan Lanier
      How electronic devices and social media can derail a nurse’s career /


      Despite the risks to one’s professional career, nurses continue to use social media inappropriately. “Tweet at Your Own Risk” provides recent examples of how jobs have been lost and other sanctions imposed, and asks participants to discuss ways to make nurses and nursing students more aware of the risks they take with every social media post. This presentation satisfies the category A continuing nursing education requirement for the 2019 re-licensure period.

      Wednesday, April 3, 2019
      6 PM - 8 PM
      Harry C. Moores Student Union
      Schneider Conference Room

      The event is free but your RSVP no later than Friday, March 29, is required. Email Stephanie VanTilburg, Subject: RSVP to CNE Program.



      • Describe how social media opportunities and related technologies can result in violations of nursing laws, rules and professional ethics
      • Identify two myths associated with social media usage that can affect job opportunities
      • Identify one strategy for making students and licensed nurses more cautious about using social media


      Jan Lanier is both a registered nurse and an attorney. In addition to staff nurse roles in critical care and public health, she has worked for the Board of Nursing and the Ohio Nurses Association, as well as for Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey where she was an associate attorney in the health care practice area. Her work experience has focused on nursing and health care regulation, and health policy development. Upon her “retirement” in 2010, Ms. Lanier continued her advocacy on behalf of nurses by serving as an author, volunteer and public speaker. She also taught health policy to graduate nursing students at The Ohio State University for six years before retiring once again in 2017. She now volunteers with Team Heart and Sole and serves as the chair of ONA’s Health Policy Council and as first vice president of the Association.