Nurse Calender Girls

  1. 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 benefit. I read this and was immediately sick to my stomach! What a huge blow for the image of nursing! I don't know what else to say other than HOW SAD! It makes me want to cry. After all the work and all the time that has been put into improving the image of nursing. After we have come so far! I don't want to work in a "Profession" if these are my "colleages". Will the state of Wisconsin PLEASE pull their licenses!

    La Crosse Tribune - 6.0

    Wisconsin Nurses Bare It All For A Good Cause - News - Channel3000.com | WISC
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 15, '06 : Reason: links added
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  2. 141 Comments

  3. by   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
    Last edit by vamedic4 on Nov 15, '06
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    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
    And the phrase "grow up" is NOT out of line??
  5. by   nuangel1
    i also think it was nice of them to try to find a way to help others .it may not have been your choice but it did help others .i don't think it reflects bad on nursing profession .however i do think your last sentence "pull their licenses" was uncalled for ,rude and uncompassionate.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If i purchased one of those calendars, it would be for the fund-raising point, not for the photography (not that it offends me).


    (I can think of a worse scenario to be offended by: for-personal-profit pornified nurse calendar.)
  7. by   traumaRUs
    The media compared the calendar to the one done by some older ladies a few years ago. I don't have any problem with this - granted probably not something I would pose for (or that folks would buy - lol), but it is a free country.

    I feel sorry for the lady who lost her two children.
  8. by   Barb101
    I agree with the above statements expressed so well. I would wish to be able to show my body in a opriate fashion but Hmmmmmmmmm. Anyway good for the girls who have. I personally think nursing is about skills and knowledge not about how you look. But if the total package is presentated well by these women then the profession of nursing should be happy there are some of the younger women who do scrub up up well. Arent we told nursing as a profession is evolving!
  9. by   jmgrn65
    I am calling and getting one if they have any left.
    I don't see anything wrong with what they did, I don't beleive it is any less professional. Firefighters have done it numerous times, Doctors auction themselves off for a date, for fundraisers. What is the harm.
  10. by   JVanRN
    Goodness who peed in your cornflakes this morning? Don't you have bigger things to get enraged about? Pull thier licenses?! Are you for real?
  11. by   mommy2g1b
    First of all, there is a HUGE difference between all out pornography and tastefully done art. They said it is done to resemble what the ladies in the movie Calendar Girls did....meaning that it's hints of nudity done tastefully. It's not like they are laying around legs spread like porn stars or something! They are trying to do something GOOD, which should be commended.
  12. by   llg
    If it's anything like the "Calendar Girls" movie, then I am 100% behind them! I applaud them and would happily donate to their cause.

    Anyone who hasn't seen the movie should definitely see it before they pass judgment.

    I wish them the best of luck with their fundraising efforts and I am proud to call them my colleagues.

    llg
  13. by   OzzyRN
    For my 2 cents worth I would like to see the calander befor passing any judgement 'calander girl' could imply anything. An aged care centre i know of here in oz done a 'calander girl' calander to raise money and portrayed the the female pts posing in different get ups nothing rude or naughty, but if you read , Age care facility uses clients in calander girl calander you could read any thing into it. However i know were your coming from and i believe your intetions are to highlight the negative portrayal of nurses and your right to worry becuase we do get a bum rapp. Check out the calander and commenty further.
    Cheers.
  14. by   azhiker96
    The calendars sound less racy than the cover of Cosmopolitan. So it's not pornographic and it's for a good cause. What basis would the state board use to pull licenses?
    I would be more concerned with the effect Andrea Yates had on nursing. Or consider the nurses protrayed in smut films. That is a better place to spend energy if there is a preceived problem.

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