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’.”

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