TV & Nursing - page 7

Hey everyone! I'm a nurse wannabe, attending school next fall. I'm curious what you "real, live" nurses think of such programs on tv as ER, Real Life Trauma, Maternity Ward, etc. Are these... Read More

  1. by   micro
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    I'm sorry, but Randolph Mantooth was a hottie back in the day.

    yes, he was.........still is

    hey, did you all know bobbie sherman is an EMT/paramedic now :kiss (for real)

    okay, here is one for the memories......
    Kate Jackson on the Rookies
    she was sharp right down to her white hat..........

    micro out of here
  2. by   abrenrn
    Another topic that's bothered me for years - no one else seemed to care! My take:

    Scrubs - funny, shows docs dealing with dilemnas I've faced, nurses - girlfriend and coffee getter.

    ER - at least nurses look like they know something. But - smart nurses - why aren't you an MD? Never go for advanced practice, horrible example of float problem - floats fault, not Carols.

    China Beach - strong nurses - really, main character!!!

    Mostly, girlfriends, coffee fetchers, ones at whom MDs bark orders.

    Why does the ANA never seem to notice these things.

    Most realistic - movie, "Meet the Parents" can't remember comedians name, but, "You're a male nurse? Couldn't get into medical school?..." Funny, cause so true. Robert de Niro the future father in law.
  3. by   tonicareer
    Yeah I hate the way nurses are portrayed on these shows. Maybe the producers/writers/creators just don't know what is going on with nursing right now. Maybe we need to inform them. Apparently on next weeks ER Carter has to choose 3 nurses to lay off in order to pay for those new metal detectors. I sure hope the writers are ready to show what happens in that ER with a shortage of nurses. I would like to see these shows address these issues. I'm assuming that the writers just don't know what is going on in the real world of nursing. By the way if emergency rooms in larges cities are always the chaos we see on ER I don't understand why anyone would work there.