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Lightening Nurses' Loads

The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.

Posted on May 10, 2016 and filed under Slate.com.

Not "Just a Nurse"

The View’s Joy Behar made a surprisingly ignorant comment about nurses this week during a discussion of the Miss America pageant. Miss Colorado (Kelley Johnson), dressed in scrubs and wearing a stethoscope around her neck, gave a heartfelt monologue about her work as a registered nurse. Behar was incredulous, asking why the nurse was “wearing a doctor’s stethoscope.” Behar apologized the next day, but not before the #NursesUnite hashtag had caught fire on Twitter and the American Nurses Association had issued a sharp rebuke; advertisers Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best have also pulled advertising from The View.

Posted on September 18, 2015 and filed under Slate.com.