Exploring Stereotypes of Nurses and the Nursing Profession


Why is professional nursing not as respected as other professions in healthcare? Unless you’ve been interested in the field of nursing and in the lives of hardworking nurses, you won’t be able to weigh the actual role of the nurse and how important they really are.

Before, men who’d want to become nurse are deemed to be homosexuals whereas other nurses took only the job to marry a doctor. Over the years, the society has wrongly depicted the role of the nurse therefore causing people to attach a little importance to nurses. People will tell everything about the job but will never place it parallel to other professions.

And to spark discussions, the video below is a documentary exploring stereotypes of nurses and the nursing profession. It is one of Ryerson University’s online learning tools and is produced by Digital Education Strategies at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.


Share this video with everyone and shout to the world, “I am more than ‘just a nurse’.”

Gil Wayne graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science in nursing. He earned his license to practice as a registered nurse during the same year. His drive for educating people stemmed from working as a community health nurse. He conducted first aid training and health seminars and workshops for teachers, community members, and local groups. Wanting to reach a bigger audience in teaching, he is now a writer and contributor for Nurseslabs since 2012 while working part-time as a nurse instructor. His goal is to expand his horizon in nursing-related topics. He wants to guide the next generation of nurses to achieve their goals and empower the nursing profession.

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