Judge Orders U. of Louisville Nursing Student Reinstated

A federal judge has ordered the University of Louisville to permit a nursing student who had been expelled for writing blog posts about her patients, gun rights, religion, and other issues to re-enroll.

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The university expelled Ms. Yoder in February, saying she had violated the nursing school’s honor code by identifying herself as a student in “Internet postings regarding patient activities.”

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According to copies of posts on the social-networking site that were attached to her lawsuit, Ms. Yoder had shared her personal views about several unidentified patients. In one post, she discussed a patient who attempted suicide, saying the patient was “sucking up some valuable nurse’s aide time around the clock, so they can sit there and listen to some more of her ‘boohoo poor me.'”

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