Do TV Nurses Represent You?

“Healing, helping, fixing—fantastic! That’s why you’re a nurse. When I was a little girl, I took a butter knife and opened up a dead bunny. That’s why I’m a doctor!” — dialogue from the pilot of Nurse Jackie This scene between the title character of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and her physician sidekick is a rare example of Hollywood capturing what …

Social Media Can Cure You Or Make You A Hypochondriac

“Nurses are not on Social Media! It’s only for people in Hollywood!“ Those were the words uttered at a professional organization meeting I attended a few years ago. I was trying to beef up the organizations social media presence. Specifically on twitter. A few weeks after the meeting and comment, several million nurses took to social media and twitter when …

Does Art Imitate Life? Using Film As An Educational Tool In Nursing

I started to crack up when Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) confronted Mayor Bradley (Andy Garcia) and uttered the above quote in the movie ‘GhostBusters 2’ which premiered this weekend. I was the only one laughing in the theater. Jaws is one of my favorite movies. That’s not why I was laughing. I was laughing because I used that exact scene …