Nurses are Bimbos, Aren’t They?

And then there’s this shite, wrong in so many, many ways, again via The Truth About Nurses:

If you are gorgeous, compassionate, and ready to star in a hot new television show, this may be your big opportunity. Studio Lambert, the production company behind the mega-hit CBS show Undercover Boss and creator of Project Runway, is teaming up with MysticArt Pictures and they are searching for dynamic nurses and nursing students for a new docu-series titled Cali Nurse.

Cali Nurse will be a light-hearted, sexy docu-series that follows a group of young nurses and nursing students as they experience comedy, romance, and fun. The girls will eat, sleep, and live together while viewers watch what unfolds at the house, at the hospital, and in their social lives. Nobody knows more about helping people than nurses, giving viewers the opportunity to see their big hearts and caring ways at work. Studying for practical exams, dates with McDreamy, and working an extra job in your spare time – the TV audience will see it all as the show captures the lives of those learning to save lives.

Sexist and demeaning and devaluing to nurses? You think? There is some sort of letter-writing campaign against this, but I guess it will deter the producers not in the least. And I don’t doubt either there will be no shortage of nurses or nursing students* willing to contribute to the bimboization failing to appreciate the dignity and value of their profession.

Also, it reminds me of this.

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*Aside: Any nursing student considering doing this, needs to seriously and reflectively think about being a nurse.

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  1. #1 by wilomis on Wednesday 28 July 2010 - 2153

    What, guys can’t be gorgeous, compassionate, and ready to star in a hot new television show? I am hurt… I am down right offended… I am down right sarcastic. The sad part is we don’t have any real image in the media right now save, dare I type it, HawthoRNe (can’t bring my self to even watch it), Mercy (thank jebbus it’s been canceled), and Nurse Jackie (don’t have those fancy channels). With this show added to the line up I can’t bare to think what people will think of us next.

    Oh and don’t let me forget House (where apparently Doctors do everything) and Grey’s Anatomy (where the one nurse gave everyone an STI).

  2. #2 by FNP Student on Thursday 29 July 2010 - 0655

    Amen, sister (or brother in the case of those wonderful guys who are nurses)!

    http://fnp2011.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/nurses-and-the-media/

  3. #3 by mog on Thursday 29 July 2010 - 0806

    The TRUTH about nurses. They’re having a laugh aren’t they.

    Sheesh.

  4. #4 by nurseXY on Thursday 29 July 2010 - 2007

    It’s insulting for sure. And it so misses the mark.

    But…

    …wouldn’t you just love to see the reactions of the students as they get into nursing school, and suddenly realize…

    **This shit is no joke!**

    And it’s sure no neat and tidy weekly 60 minute TV episode. Now that would be good TV–everyone loves a trainwreck, right?

    Maybe that’s what the producers are counting on…

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