• Ratched or Wretched?0

    Netflix Should Support Women, Not Damaging Stereotypes by MarySue Heilemann, RN, PhD, FAAN Dear Nurses and Allies, I’m writing because the Nurse Ratched show in development at Netflix has not been canceled. Production is scheduled to begin soon in 2018. This means that Netflix will be creating what has been called a “monster” nurse character working in the

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  • Who’s who0

    AARP magazine sends mixed messages on nursing roles January 2015 – Recently AARP The Magazine has published items explaining the roles of various health professionals, especially nurse practitioners (NPs). In the August / September 2014 edition, the magazine ran a short but excellent piece by Sylvia Smith, “Nurse Practitioners Fill the Gap.” The item focuses

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  • Angels and advocates0

    The nurses of Fox’s Red Band Society February 2015 — Fox’s Red Band Society was a teen hospital drama that featured three recurring nurse characters, each somewhat stereotypical, yet each displaying some health care ability. The show lasted 13 episodes, until February 2015, with its silly core premise: that a group of teenagers with illnesses

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