• 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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  • Let’s get to a better future…by showing our NPs more respect0

    UnitedHealth ads suggest NPs need physicians to solve health problems October 2015 — UnitedHealth Group has been displaying large ads in Washington, DC Metro stations, including one near the U.S. Capitol, proclaiming that the global health company has “reinvented” the house call. In particular, the ads state: “Connectivity lets a nurse practitioner visit a patient

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  • Let them eat cake — from some other hospital!0

    Wealthy nurse, now in Congress, says EDs should be able to turn patients away Major media reports that Member of Congress Diane Black is relying on her emergency nursing background to support a proposal to repeal a 1986 law that requires hospitals receiving Medicare to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. October 18,

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  • No nurses no care?0

    The Night Shift‘s third season October 2017 – Now that NBC’s summer hospital drama The Night Shift has aired its fourth and final season, let’s take a look back at the third season, from summer 2016. A descendant of the network’s classic ER, the show featured intense trauma scenes at a San Antonio public hospital

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