Wrong reasons

  1. Not long ago, there was an ad running on t.v. around here for an LPN program. It opened with a woman in a business suit saying to a woman in scrubs, "Wow, you lok comfortable!" and the woman in scrubs went on to explain that she's an LPN. The ad went on to explicitly give wearing comfy scrubs to work every day as a good reason to be an LPN! Another ad that was on recently showed a woman giving another woman a list of reasons why she became a medical assistant. All good reasons, until she got to, "And that's how I met Dr. Brown!" (Or whatever name they used.) In other words, "Become a medical assistant and hook up with a doctor!"
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  3. by   adrienurse
    Wow boycott that college.

    Can you say caveman thinking?
  4. by   flashpoint
    Quote from oldshoes
    Another ad that was on recently showed a woman giving another woman a list of reasons why she became a medical assistant. All good reasons, until she got to, "And that's how I met Dr. Brown!" (Or whatever name they used.) In other words, "Become a medical assistant and hook up with a doctor!"
    I've seen this one and I never took it as the MA was hooking up with the doctor. The way I understood it was the MA met the doctor when she was in clinicals in her MA program and he was impressed with her and she was impressed with him, so she applied for a job in his practice and he hired her.
  5. by   santhony44
    Quote from oldshoes
    The ad went on to explicitly give wearing comfy scrubs to work every day as a good reason to be an LPN!
    I worked with a nurse once who told me she'd become a nurse, back in the '70's, "so I could wear those cute white miniskirts!"
    I never was sure just how serious she was when she said it.

    Becoming a nurse to wear scrubs is like becoming a teacher to be off in the summer!

    Amazing a school would put that in an ad.
  6. by   kharing
    I think most schools that can afford to advertise cost an arm and a leg for tuition. I know that Apollo College and PIMA are always on the tube - but I wouldn't be interested in attending either of those institutions.
  7. by   Gompers
    Quote from cotjockey
    I've seen this one and I never took it as the MA was hooking up with the doctor. The way I understood it was the MA met the doctor when she was in clinicals in her MA program and he was impressed with her and she was impressed with him, so she applied for a job in his practice and he hired her.
    That's exactly the impression I got from that commercial as well.
  8. by   nursingisworkRN
    All stereotypes aside, can you image working as a nurse in heels and a suit??? It would last about two minutes, or until you slipped in urine and had a code brown. I haven't seen the commercial, but the scrubs are comfy. Seriously though, didn't you go into to nursing to meet a doctor?
  9. by   miko014
    No, I went into nursing because I just looooooooove the smell of C diff in the morning!
  10. by   chelli73
    I went in to nursing because I LOVE to SWEAT all day!!!!:roll :roll :roll
  11. by   flashpoint
    The really bad thing about a lot of these places that are advertising is that their credits are unlikely to transfer...check out the fine print in the commercial. I wonder how many people are going through these programs thinking they will work as an MA or an LPN for a while then transfer their credits for an RN program.
  12. by   nursecher
    Hey now......I do consider wearing comfy scrubs a perk of the job. I hated getting dressed up for my office job every morning.
  13. by   kranken_schwester
    Quote from oldshoes
    Not long ago, there was an ad running on t.v. around here for an LPN program. It opened with a woman in a business suit saying to a woman in scrubs, "Wow, you lok comfortable!" and the woman in scrubs went on to explain that she's an LPN. The ad went on to explicitly give wearing comfy scrubs to work every day as a good reason to be an LPN! Another ad that was on recently showed a woman giving another woman a list of reasons why she became a medical assistant. All good reasons, until she got to, "And that's how I met Dr. Brown!" (Or whatever name they used.) In other words, "Become a medical assistant and hook up with a doctor!"
    Was it for an LPN program or a medical assisting program? They aren't the same thing. Usually, those TV ads are for MA programs...I've never seen one for a nursing program.
  14. by   ann945n
    Personally i think youd have to be pretty crazy to go to a place like PIMA ect. A waste of time when the credits dont transfer, talk about a shot in the foot.

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