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What do they know about nurses?

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

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TV producers...... What do they know about nurses? I mean REAL NURSES. Obviously not much with the way they portray and minimize the role of nurses on all the the medical shows. It almost makes you want to scream. What are some of the most ridiculous portrayals of nurses you have ever seen?

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Low cut blouse and short skirts on the soaps. Their hair is always nice and they do nothing but stand around all day.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

I like the high heels!!! Yeah, right!

SeattleJess

Specializes in None yet..

The hanging out around the desk and blabbing with everyone. On what universe does this happen????

I've been trying to figure out where all these handsome doctors all the nurses are supposedly having sex with while on duty are. Dr. McDreamy where are you?

Nurse Medicine Woman, ASN, RN

Has 20 years experience.

I had a friend that went to nursing school based on what she saw on TV. She thought it looked glamorous and easy!!!

She left nursing shortly after! She HATED it! She is now happily teaching school!

out of curiosity... has anyone ever seen a tv show with an accurate representation of what nurses really do?

When the show ER first came out, I felt they did a pretty good job in portraiting nurses and physicans roles, and they got a lot of the medical stuff right. I like the fact the producers also showed the human element of being in the medical field and the demons this line of work can produce. Being and er nurse for 25 plus years. I have seen alot.

M*A*S*H was pretty good, IMHO (for the time,) and ER was pretty good. I HATE House (where the docs do everything) and any shows where all nurses do is flirt. But reality would scare people....

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

out of curiosity... has anyone ever seen a tv show with an accurate representation of what nurses really do?

I haven't.

M*A*S*H was pretty good, IMHO (for the time,) and ER was pretty good. I HATE House (where the docs do everything) and any shows where all nurses do is flirt. But reality would scare people....

Ugh, I can barely make it through an episode of House without wanting to scream. Granted, it's just a TV show but still.

I thought I was the only person who detests House! One of the worst medical shows ever. St. Elsewhere was not bad, ER also not bad. One of the least realistic nursing representation...Dr. Kildare!! LOL just dated myself.

maybe nurse jackie? I honestly dont know just a quick guess

chiandre

Specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH. Has 25 years experience.

I hate to see when nurses are portrayed as air-head idiots!

Ooh...Don't get me started on Grey's. On 1 show, a doc was talking a/b preparing for another doc's baby shower, & he said something like, "Keep it classy; this isn't for some nurse who couldn't keep her legs together." On another show, a doc told a patient to fetch a nurse to find him a remote for the TV. Nurses rarely had a presence on the show, unless it was as a casual romantic interest to one of the docs.

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Ooh...Don't get me started on Grey's. On 1 show, a doc was talking a/b preparing for another doc's baby shower, & he said something like, "Keep it classy; this isn't for some nurse who couldn't keep her legs together." On another show, a doc told a patient to fetch a nurse to find him a remote for the TV. Nurses rarely had a presence on the show, unless it was as a casual romantic interest to one of the docs.

Wow. Shame on those writers.

vintagemother, ADN, CNA, LVN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC, Tele.

I can't do greys anatomy. The first few episodes were good, IMO, when the focus was on Meredith's mom and her Alzheimer's dx. Also, when the new docs all tried to get in on procedures reminded me of nursing school. But then the focus of the show seemed to change to sex. And I did notice they portrayed doctors doing stuff nurses do. All I could do was lecture my son while watching it. Nurses do this. Nurses do that. also grays anatomy portrayed the nurses negatively-as stupid women or sex toys.

However, I am in love with ER! Love love love that show. I've bought the first few seasons used and on anazon.