Category Archives: eprofessionalism

Create an effective online identity

Join now – create an effective online presence and manage your digital identity.

The Digital Footprint – 3 week online course (free or £39 for a certificate) from the University of Edinburgh, starts 21 August. Join others from around the world to share ideas and hear from a wide range of experts.

The course runs for 3 weeks and is open for registration every 4 weeks.



New presentations – Digital Footprint and Eprofessionalism

Quote - Nursing 1Managing your digital footprint: creating an effective online presence (approx. 10 mins)

This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence. It includes information on taking control of your online presence, some common misunderstandings, how to manage your digital footprint, and much more.



Digital Footprint and e-professionalism (approx. 9 mins)

This short presentation provides information and useful advice on managing your digital footprint and e-professionalism. It includes information on professional bodies’ guidelines, what you need to consider online, and useful advice about being professional online.



Further information and resources can be found

Nursing and Eprofessionalism

At a workshop with students from Nursing Studies, we discussed e-professionalism, including the professional bodies’ guidelines and what e-professionalism meant to them.  The following Wordle illustrates this.Wordle


flyere-Professionalism is the way you engage yourself online in relation to your profession, including your attitudes, actions and your adherence to relevant professional codes of conduct.

e-Professionalism – why is it important?
It is important for you to think about how you manage your activity online in the context of your emerging professional identity (identities). An effective online presence (managing your digital footprint) can be very beneficial.

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Social Media Guidance for Vets & Vet Nurses

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) published social media guidance for vets and vet nurses. socialmedia

“Forming a new chapter of supporting guidance to the College’s Code of Professional Conduct, it sets out the professional standards expected of veterinary professionals, as well as providing advice on good practice, how to protect privacy, maintaining client confidentiality and dealing with adverse comments from clients.”

“The new guidance outlines the responsibilities expected of vets and vet nurses to behave professionally offline, online as themselves or online in a virtual capacity. Demonstrably inappropriate behaviour on social media may place registration at risk, as the professional standards expected online are no different to those in the ‘real world’.”

Key areas covered:

  • Protecting your privacy
  • Good practice when using social media
  • Maintaining client confidentiality

Further information and link to the guidances can be found on the RCVS website

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