Nursing Commercial Ideas

  1. 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!
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  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    I suppose then there should be the "Pro-Nurse Slogan" flashing across the screen.

    Like: "Nurses: we do more than you think"
  4. by   lindalee
    There should be something about nurses making the difference between pt living and dying--perhaps with shots of same pt back in family situation after a flash of him in a funeral shot.
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    You know, ever since I started nursing school, I have wanted to see someone produce a show similar to ER but focused on the NURSES and nursing students and how they interact with the doctors, etc. instead of focusing on med students and interns and doctors and having obligatory nurse characters. I read somewhere that the reason TLC did not do a nurses show like the trauma shows they had on was because after a public poll, it was decided that nobody would watch it! Imagine. The other day as I was wrapping up at work, I finished early and had a few minutes to watch the happenings on the unit. I sat in the corner and watched the residents and interns and med students begin to file in and do their checkups on the babies (I work NICU). After twelve hours of nursing care, in which I was the sole human being actually physically involved in keeping them safe and alive and comfortable, the DR's came in and read charts, read MY notes to see how the baby did, asked ME how they did over the course of the evening. They did a physical assessment, cursory at best, and sat down to begin changing orders and writing progress notes, which included my suggestions as well as their own word for word. It's not that I disrespect physicians, on the contrary. I completely admire the profession and respect the dedication and determination it takes to succeed and be useful. I have the utmost respect for even the lowest med student on the totem pole. It's just that if only my HUSBAND or my neighbor or that person in my hair salon talking about how the nurses did nothing for him the last time he was admitted...if only THEY could sit in a corner and watch what I saw. In the meantime, I promise to watch a show like the one described above if someone else decides to put it on tv. ;>)
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    This thread is doing way better over in "OFF-TOPIC" --please go over there and post; some of these are hilarious! Enjoy!