Speaking About Nurses Who Moonlight As Dancers - page 4

Blonde bombshell Amy Toliver leads a double life to fulfill an incredible dream. The Phoenix resident sheds her clothes several times each week nightly at "iCandy Burlesque" in Planet Hollywood's... Read More

  1. by   turnforthenurse
    I don't see anything wrong it. Besides, I hear dancing is good money! lol And as PPs have said, I'm sure there are a lot of professionals out there who used to dance.

    Seriously, though. I think what people do on their off time (when they're off the clock or when they're not in clinical or class) is THEIR business.
  2. by   MedChica
    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Blonde bombshell Amy Toliver leads a double life to fulfill an incredible dream. The Phoenix resident sheds her clothes several times each week nightly at "iCandy Burlesque" in Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops and at the new SHe nightclub in Crystals. By day, she dons scrubs for nursing school to follow in her mother's footsteps to become a trauma emergency room nurse.

    Photos: Amy Toliver’s double life as nursing student by day, striptease dancer by night - Las Vegas Sun News
    I couldn't care less. in fact, if I could lose my nursing school weight...I'd be serving drinks in a gentleman's club near you (I was a waitress for a time. Pole-dancing is fun - and great exercise - but I never cared to perform in front of 'an audience' and was always a little disgusted with the notion of men putting their hands all over my body for a lap dance...which is how you make more money, FYI. Yes, I am judging because I can and it's freakin' gross, I'm sorry. So much for female empowerment....LOL These delusional hags have got it seriously twisted. To be honest, I don't know how a woman can do that on a nightly basis and not feel 'cheapened'. Hell - men are 'grabby' enough when you're just a waitress. Thank God for big, muscular bouncers...)!

    I don't understand why she's broadcasting it, though? I didn't read the link.
    What about the morality police BON? What about her future prospects?
    Hello - people will fire you over a Facebook comment...and here she is, "Yeah - I strip. I do extras in the champagne room. I take my clothes off for money!" LOL

    That's just stupid...but you know what's even dumber? Her pic in the article.
    Please tell me that she had enough sense to not actually pose for a pic in her 'media interview'....
  3. by   champagnesupeRNova
    Good for her? Really?? Yes, good for her, she gets to take off her clothes and gyrate for leering/grabbing men at night to make money! What an accomplishment and sense of self worth she must have!
  4. by   goalienrse
    I laughed at that too. VERY TRUE!!!! lol.
  5. by   serenitylove14
    I get what everyone is saying about her degrading herself, BUT!!! We wipe butts for a living! We get thrown up on, spit on, pooped on, and have to take care of peoples private areas! Some people may view what we do as degrading. So yes she grinds on men and WOMEN (OMG, Yes women go to strip clubs too, whhhhaatttt ) and makes money for it!

    What about the women who strip for their boyfriends or non boyfriends, or women who have sex with their boyfriends/ non boyfriends. They arent married to these men. The only difference between a stripper/ prosititute and these women mentioned above is that they are smart enough to get paid for it. Who cares if multiple men see her naked. What if she has had 20 boyfriends in her lifetime that had seen her naked would it be the same??? Alot of the women on here have had lots of boyfriends/ sexual partners I am sure and its kinda like the pot calling the kettle black. The only difference is she is in the public and alot of others are in the private but that does not mean the private peoples Sh!t dont Stink just like hers.

    LOL. Sorry for the rant, but people judge and point fingers without fully accessing a situation. It doesnt hurt anyone what she does! This feels like a gay marriage debate lol.
  6. by   goalienrse
    Good for her.
    I'm just most shocked that she can maintain a 3.7 with such a busy schedule in nrsg school. Nrsg school and such a busy schedule don't mix well. lol.
    And I agree, she probably get more respect dancing and her coworkers are probably nicer! lol
  7. by   Stcroix
    I don't find this whole story newsworthy. Now if she got to the hospital one day very tired/ confused and got her jobs mixed up That ​would be newsworthy.
  8. by   Jeepers_Batnurse
    When someone I know needs a nurse, I care not who they have been, but who they are towards the people I love. Always nurse with your heart first, your mind second, and professionalism throughout.
  9. by   wooh
    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    Where are all the stripper-bod-job-worthy nurses working? None of my co-workers fit the physical requirements!
    I'm assuming since you're judging your coworkers' bodies that YOU have a stripper physique?

    Quote from mariebailey
    Does anyone think taking your clothes off for $ may cause women to be viewed in a negative light? Do you think it could indirectly set the profession of nursing back when we have people stripping to enter the profession? Nursing as a female-dominated profession has been a particularly oppressed profession without people stripping their way through school. Just my opinion.
    Those ladies have it all over nurses. They get no respect from their customers, give them nothing but a show, and get a ton of money from them. Where we get no respect from our customers, actually give them a valuable service and get paid way less.
  10. by   CountryMomma
    I admire her sense of self and her dedication to achieving her dream.

    That being said, it would never, ever fly in the nursing program I am currently in. They've warned us about drinking beyond our common sense in public bars or causing any other kind of scene, they are very strict about our dress codes, and there is a behavior/morals clause in the handbook. They've even declared no alcohol at least 12 hrs before clinicals.

    I hope it doesn't impinge on her future career, but I can see how some, not all, employers would be hesitant to hire. It seems like the professional world has been tightening its deathgrip on the employees' lives even as the social world is caring less and less.
  11. by   rykki
    xkcd: Dreams

    Everyone should read this comic. I believe it is pertinent to the conversation. I'm sure after reading, some of you will scoff at the idea of how stripping can be anyone's dream, but burlesque is now considered more on the art end of the spectrum than just your run-of-the-mill stripping. She clearly enjoys what she is doing, so I would call it a "dream" (she says as much in the article). Anyway, she has her head on her shoulders and knows what she's doing (I mean, she is after all maintaining almost a perfect GPA!). So if she wants to dance, then we should "let" her dance without everyone in the peanut gallery being "concerned" for her and her future job prospects. I would rue the day I actively censor myself in my private life after work hours have ended. I say do what you want (short of bringing harm to a patient) and let the chips fall where they may. She'll figure out a way to live the life she wants, yo.
  12. by   Stephalump
    I always catch a burlesque show when I go to Vegas. Sexy, fun, and usually some great dancing. Low on the "dirty."

    While she is taking her clothes off, burlesque is a bit different than working a pole at the Dirty Leg, and I would hazard a guess that it probably pays less in exchange for the no-contact perks. The girls are on a stage, performing dance numbers in tiny costumes. I've seen the tops come off, but never complete nudity. She's just a showgirl!
    Last edit by Stephalump on Feb 11, '13
  13. by   DoGoodThenGo
    Nearly 4,000 views in just little over a day? Clearly I misjudged some of you peeps out there! *LOL*
    Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: content