When the general public needed to be informed about the issues of breast cancer, heart disease, and tobacco, commercials were there to educate, resulting in raised awareness levels.
Nursing has a poor public image and we get no respect in part because the public has no idea what we do.
So if you had a million dollars to use for a commercial to teach the public what we do, how would it go?
Mine would be:
You hear the Code Blue called and nurses dive right into it. The patient survives, and a grateful family member says to the lead RN, "Oh doctor you saved him!"
and the RN looks at her and says, "I'm glad too, but every one of us in that room just now are nurses."
Ok so I won't quit my day job and become an ad-writer.... but I'm sure you have some ideas. Go for it! Express yourself!