I'm a student nurse and I need some input for a class presentation. My topic is The Public Image of Professional Nursing.
Reason why I'm posting this here is because I'm sure most of you here have been in the "Nursing World" for quite some time and may know how the image of nursing is viewed.
So far, I'm thinking about starting off with:
1. History of Nursing
(e.g. many years ago, it was viewed as witchcraft, etc)
2. Media's View
(e.g. from news, T.V. series or movies like Meet the Focker where the main character was a nurse, etc)
3. Views from other health professionals
(e.g. how doctors view nurses)
4. Cultural view
(including how female/male view nursing and perhaps even other countries in the world.)
5. Solve Problem
(e.g. prob: men who nurses are view as "feminine or Gay"; solution: get more men involve..etc)
I'm not telling you guys to do my research, but to merely give any ideas associated with this topic since you guys have more experience in the nursing world than I do. I just started Nursing school last week. YAY!!!!
Thanks to any help in advance! Allnurses.com rules!! :spin:
Oct 7, '07
I hate to admit it, but I was shying away from the profession of nursing because I was under the impression that nurses were not highly educated and lower class. I have changed my mind about the education since researching my schools BSN program, and I will probably end up finding that there are all kinds of nurses. I have had a lot of nice nurses since I left NEPA.
Last edit by sirI on Oct 7, '07
: Reason: unnecessary input