Nurse Calender Girls - page 3

Today in the LaCrosse Tribune, November 15th, I read an article about several nurses in Sauk County Wisconsin who put together an actual "calender girl" calender, apparently to help raise money for a... Read More

  1. by   LPN2BinOK
    I can see where the OP is coming from. In my Nursing Ethics class, it was made very clear that, as a nurse, I am a representative of my license and my profession and that I am to act in a way that will uphold the standards of my profession.

    I feel the nurses in the calendar aren't being prudent. Sure, freedom of speech, blah blah blah...whatever. It's a rationalization for an excuse to find a way to raise money. Sure, the money is for a good cause, so surely it must be ethical...:icon_roll

    There are other ways to raise money. It's like justifying a young woman dancing in a strip club to pay for college. Twisted.

    Glad I've got my priorities straight!
  2. by   MurseNeutron
    taking care of people is a gift from god. they're just using the tools at hand to make their gift the best it can be. look at it like a big shiny bow on top of a present at christmas

    as a community that looks at the human body every day in every way im actually suprised that using the human body to its fullest extent to help others is so shocking.
    Last edit by MurseNeutron on Nov 16, '06
  3. by   anne74
    I'm not a prude and it takes a lot to offend me, but why couldn't they have done some other type of fundraiser? Aren't you all aware of what we're up against to change the image of nursing? Halloween was only a few weeks ago - when you went to the costume shop, did you see the "sexy stock broker" or "naughty financial analyst" costumes? I didn't. But I did see a plethera of naughty nurse get-ups.

    I really don't like that nurses are seen as eye candy and this calendar perpetuates that image. Before I became a nurse, I was a public relations consultant. This little calendar for a good cause may seem harmless, but believe me, it does damage to our image as professionals.

    Do you see female accountants/lawyers/architects showing their cleavage and posing sexy in calendars? And we wonder why we don't get the same respect as these other occupations.

    When I'm representing myself as a nurse, I much rather be noted for my intelligence and professional skills. When I'm hanging out with my friends at a bar, then I might dress a little sexy.

    If you want to pose in a calendar, be a stripper, or whatever - go for it. Just keep it separate from nursing.
    Last edit by anne74 on Nov 16, '06
  4. by   JVanRN
    I understand what your saying anne74 and to an extent what the OP is saying...but it doesn't sound like the calander was using nursing as a theme...these women just happen to be a group of nurses. It's not like they were dressing up as naughty nurses and posing provocatively for a good cause. They weren't posing as nurses for the calander. If they were dressing up as sexy nurses then I can see where the op was coming from, but I don't see how this is damaging (or enhancing for that matter) to the image of nursing.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from JVanRN
    I understand what your saying anne74 and to an extent what the OP is saying...but it doesn't sound like the calander was using nursing as a theme...these women just happen to be a group of nurses. It's not like they were dressing up as naughty nurses and posing provocatively for a good cause. They weren't posing as nurses for the calander. If they were dressing up as sexy nurses then I can see where the op was coming from, but I don't see how this is damaging (or enhancing for that matter) to the image of nursing.
    Very well said.
  6. by   grandee3
    Quote from vamedic4
    IMO you are completely out of line with your last line. These are nurses who obviously care and are trying to make a difference in the lives of others.
    It's not like they're selling the calendars to school age children, grow up!!
    Could they have done something else? Bake sale, maybe? Sure, but you see, this is America...land of the free...and as evidence by these ladies...the home of the brave. These ladies felt that this was a good way to get the word out and get their point across..oh, yes, and to HELP OTHERS.
    So they want to be put Full Monty on a calendar and you think that makes ALL nurses look bad? Give me a break. Please don't lump these well meaning ladies with those RNs you know who have tried to give PO meds thru an IV. Let's focus on what's really bad...a few nude fortysomethings...or nurses who couldn't find the working end of a Foley with both hands and the directions.
    Pull their licenses...gimme a break.

    vamedic4
    Astounded at your lack of compassion
    YOU GO VAM! ITA
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    funny, some of the nurses on the board were turned inside out when a resturant [hooters??] portrayed waitresses in skimpy nursing outfits but everybody wants a provative nurse giving a bedbath

    tex, we have walmarts here but none of our people greeters are naked...are they m/f ? please leave map to your shopping center
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    I'm gonna take it that you are way above a joke....My point here is that for the majority these women are covered and this was done for a good purpose. Don't twist my words and make them something they are not. I was simply pointing out here that you come into contact with everyday with worse dressed whether it be at Walmart (not employess.. but the people that shop) or on the news... From what I am reading these women are not dressed in anything associated with nursing.

    Quote from CHATSDALE
    funny, some of the nurses on the board were turned inside out when a resturant [hooters??] portrayed waitresses in skimpy nursing outfits but everybody wants a provative nurse giving a bedbath

    tex, we have walmarts here but none of our people greeters are naked...are they m/f ? please leave map to your shopping center
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    TEX, i apologise, no offense intended...feeble attempt at humor
  10. by   slou!
    I am not a nurse, so I don't know that much about the ethics and images and all of nursing and I'm not going to pretend to, but I just want to point out that this is true with A LOT of professions! And I actually did see a "naughty accountant" at a Halloween Party, lol. Along with a naughty cop, naughty pharmacist, etc. It's not just with nursing. And these ladies weren't even dressed up AS nurses, it is just what they happened to be.

    And also, firefighters do these calanders all the time. I am glad that the article was focused on the fact that these women were doing this to help a co-worker. I'm not going to judge anything though because I am not a nurse and I have not seen these pictures, but I just wanted to point this out
  11. by   vamedic4
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I may not agree with the OP's opinion, but it's certainly not my place to be telling them to grow up because they don't share my view.:stone
    You've got it all wrong again. I'm not telling her to "grow up" because she doesn't share my opinion. Rather, that her FIRST REACTION was "state of Wisconsin, please pull their licenses."

    This kind of "nanny nanny boo boo, I'm gonna get you in trouble" attitude is nothing but detrimental to nursing. That's what second graders do to each other, not nurses...or any other health care professionals. Let's focus on what's really important, can we? And stop with the whole "I'm gonna tell on you" thing.

    :roll

    vamedic4
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from vamedic4
    You've got it all wrong again. I'm not telling her to "grow up" because she doesn't share my opinion. Rather, that her FIRST REACTION was "state of Wisconsin, please pull their licenses."

    This kind of "nanny nanny boo boo, I'm gonna get you in trouble" attitude is nothing but detrimental to nursing. That's what second graders do to each other, not nurses...or any other health care professionals. Let's focus on what's really important, can we? And stop with the whole "I'm gonna tell on you" thing.

    :roll

    vamedic4


    This certainly won't be a problem in my future on here, trust me, it is now taken care of. :angryfire
  13. by   weirdRN
    The image of Nursing is changing day by day. What do we want our image to say?

    Professional. Educated. Competent. Compassionate. Responsible. Reliable Leaders and Team mates.

    That this group of nurses chose to help in this manner is not offensive to me at all. What is offensive is when nurses are portrayed inaccurately by the newsmedia and by hollywood television. Portrayed as not having a brian, a continual gossip. We have those kinds but so does every other profession.

    Are we merely handmaidens carrying out the doc's orders or are we equals who assist in an invaluable way?

    Today, I made rounds with a Dr that I really respect and like. I feel this way about him because he is courteous and respectful. He treats me as if what I have to say matters. He asks my opinion even though I am still a very new nurse. I want all my professional relationships to be like the one I have with this Dr.

    I think one of the things that gets in the way sometimes is that some people have HUGE complexes and egos. They feel that they must somehow prove themselves. That leads to one upmanship, back stabbing spiteful gossip and a hard to tolerate work environment.

    The bottomline for me is that I treat everyone as I want to be treated.

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