Nursing in the Media

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Nursing in the Media

If you are applying for one of South University's online degrees, you may be excited to be joining the world of nursing as it is portrayed on television and in movies. One point to be aware of, however, is that some advocates for nursing take issue with the way nurses are portrayed in the media, and have begun awareness campaigns to improve nurses' images.

For example, advocacy groups do not like the way nurses are portrayed on television shows like “Grey's Anatomy,” and “ER,” since nurses are generally portrayed as a “sidekick” to the physicians, who perform more “exciting” work. Groups also take issue with they way nurses are portrayed in other types of media, like television commercials and even on Las Vegas slot machines.

If you are applying the RN to BSN program or the MSN program at South University Online, you should be aware of some of the issues that advocates take with the portrayal of nurses in the media.



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