Miss Colorado Made Fun of For Emotional Story About Nursing
On Tuesday, September 15, popular talk show The View had a segment on the recent Miss America competition. In this segment, they proceeded to laugh at Miss Colorado, a nurse who decided to give a monologue about how rewarding it is to be a nurse.
In her monologue she talked about a patient that stood out and reminded her why she became a nurse. She discusses the struggles he had with Alzheimer’s and the struggles she had a nurse, and she told him that he isn’t “just” Alzheimer’s. He responded with then you’re not “just” a nurse, you’re my nurse.
Miss Colorado had the courage to tell a personal, emotional story on live television in front of millions of people. The View had the foolishness to make fun of her for it. They said she came out wearing a costume and a “doctor’s stethoscope” just to read her emails to the crowd.
Until you’ve worked as a nurse (or at least been close to a nurse) you have no idea how taxing the job can be mentally, physically, and emotionally. I’m sure it’s much different than sitting in a chair for an hour talking with your friends on TV.
I encourage nurses and supporters of nurses to boycott the show. Many nurses are sending The View and ABC Network selfies of them in their scrubs and stethoscopes. Share the message that #NursesMatter. Maybe we will see what “just a nurse” can really do.
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