Celebrities who were formerly nurses...

  1. I had Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" on, featuring Bonnie Hunt (actress/comedienne)...I didn't know she was once an ER and oncology nurse at Northwestern. Just got me to thinking if there's any other celebs out there that are/were in nursing and do they use their status to support nursing (politically or otherwise). MMB
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  3. by   iliel
    I thought I read that Rupert from survivor studied nursing, but I'm not sure if he ever practiced or what the deal was.
  4. by   EmeraldNYL
    I read that Wynona Judd (the country singer) was once a nurse-- she got Hepatitis C from a needlestick injury.
  5. by   BarbPick
    Martha Ray, who passed away recently, tv, movies, known to be a big mouth, so she did polident commercials, would get off duty and then entertain the troops. She went with Bob hope on tour
  6. by   ShelleyERgirl
    When I was in the Navy at hospital corps school, we saw many training films. In one of them on how to apply wet to dry dressings, they used REAL nurses to demonstrate, one of the nurses was Shelley Long from "Cheers"! Kind of freaked us out, of course, being a government training film, it was from the late seventies.
  7. by   Dave ARNP
    I'm almost positive that it was NAOMI Judd who was the nurse.

    Dave
  8. by   LilgirlRN
    I recall a Miss America Leilanie (sp?) Rae Raphco maybe 10 years ago or so, she was an RN.
  9. by   BarbPick
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    I'm almost positive that it was NAOMI Judd who was the nurse.

    Dave
    You are right, it was Naomi, the mother who was an RN. She keeps her license active.
  10. by   warrior woman
    Tina Turner was a nursing assistant who was studying to be a nurse when she met Ike.
  11. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    I'm almost positive that it was NAOMI Judd who was the nurse.

    Dave
    Whoops, my bad (can you tell I don't follow country music??). I read it a long time ago in People Magazine-- at least I got the Judd part right!
  12. by   Dave ARNP
    During my younger years I was a big Judds fan.

    Now I cannot STAND 95% of country music.

    Dave
  13. by   sharann
    Don't forget Nurse Betty
    SORRY, I couldn't resist!
    I wonder if any nurses used to be celebrities though?
  14. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by MD Terminator
    During my younger years I was a big Judds fan.

    Now I cannot STAND 95% of country music.

    Dave

    Amen...big time (only I can't stand 100% of it)

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