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Nurse Myths and Misconceptions

“Pictures of Nursing”: exhibit shows how nurse stereotypes have changed since the 19th century

“Pictures of Nursing”: exhibit shows how nurse stereotypes have changed since the 19th century

From the “naughty nurse” to the “failed doctor,” nurses have endured countless stereotypes since the late 19th century. Now, a new exhibit is exploring some of those stereotypes…via postcards.

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Video: Empowering the nursing image

A talented nursing student made a video dedicated to changing the way the media represents nurses. Watch it here!

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

This particular top 10 list is one I like to call, the “Here’s what we are not and what we DON’T DO” list.

A sad myth: nurses eat their young

A sad myth: nurses eat their young

Nurses can do a lot to end this shortage by creating an environment where others want to work.

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7 ways Hollywood goofs up medicine

‘As seen on TV’ does not apply to the real world that we nurses live in.

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Video: “Scrubbing In” cast talks about misconceptions of nursing

Anyone can do it, right? Ha! See what the cast of MTV’s “Scrubbing In” has to say about what people get wrong about nursing.

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What being a male nurse is NOT

Public opinion is generally not in sync with reality when it comes to the world of nursing. Male nurse stereotypes? I’ve heard ‘em all.

Should nurses believe in ghosts?

Should nurses believe in ghosts?

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, you’ll probably hear many spooky stories during your years of practice. Here’s one of them—my own.

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5 myths about palliative care…dispelled!

Almost everywhere you turn, there is some reference to palliative care in today’s media…along with a ton of confusion! Let’s debunk some of those myths.

5 cold, hard truths of being a nursing student

5 cold, hard truths of being a nursing student

Have you got what it takes to be a nurse? Nurse Sean has a dose of reality for those who think that nursing school is a cakewalk!

7+ ways you never stop learning as a nurse

7+ ways you never stop learning as a nurse

Think that just because you’ve graduated from nursing school, you’re done studying and learning? Think again!

Are all nurses nice and doctors mean?

Are all nurses nice and doctors mean?

Why are doctors always stereotyped as “mean,” and nurses “nice”? Nurse Sean has five theories.

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

10 things to NEVER say to a nurse

Ever felt like slapping a bandage over an obnoxious mouth? Then you probably heard the kind of stuff that can get under even the most tolerant nurse’s skin.

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What an RN should never ask of a CNA

What goes around comes around folks, and I’m here to publicly apologize to any CNA reading this.

Garrison Keillor and his nurses

Garrison Keillor and his nurses

Listen to some entertaining references to nurses that we’ve selected from his radio shows. Some are truly inspirational.