Well, I am very discouraged by the totally urealistic DisneyLnad way that nursing is FALSELY portrayed in these ads. Just goes to show how different people perceptions are. I took the "I can't have a bad bay" thing to imply that nursing conditions are so wonderful, that being a nurses is just all pleaseantness and happiness all day.
What I would really love to see are ads for nursing UNIONS!
Here is a ling k to the contact page for J&J if anyone wants to write to them about the ads:
And here is a copy of what I wrote to them:
I am a Registerd Nurse with ten years experience in nursing.
Everytime I see one of your televised ads promotinng nursing as a career, I am extemely dismayed.
Your ads portray nursing in a totally unrealistic manner.
I am beside myself every time a woman on your most recent ad, claiming to be a nurse declares "I can't have a bad day.!" She is implying that nursing is a pleasant way to earn a living. Is your company aware of the reasons for the nursing shortage?
The number one reason is TERRIBLE working conditions for nurses.
Do you know that ONE nurse in a nursing home typically is the ONLY nurse for 30-75 patients?
In a hospital on an acute floor, ONE nurse can have from 5-15 patients to care for. Working conditions for nursing are impossible. Not to mention the reality of abuse of nurses by physicians.Many studies show that there actually is no shortage of licensed nurses. There is, however, a shortage of nursing willing to work in today's health-care environment. The way you portray nurses and nursing in your TV promos is so unrealistic as to be deceptive.
Nurses all over THe U.S. are miserable. We are fighting for tolerable working conditions. The ideal, but totally false way you portray nurses and nursing hurts nurses, patients and will surely set up a great many eager, young potential nursing students for the shock and disappointment of their lives when they found out about the REAL WORLD of nursing.
Here are some links to some web sites that I hope you will explore in order to educate yourselves regarding the current nursing crisis:
(check out the forums at allnurses to read what nurses are REALLY saying).
These are just three examples. The internet, and nursing journals are filled with miserable, angry, fed-up nurses desperate for change.
Christina C., RN