- Oh, I think you'll make a great nurse. I'll miss you, but I'm happy for you.
- Why do you want to become a nurse? You should finish GCC and go to medical school, because doctors are so much better than nurses.
Statement number 2 is a load of cow manure. (I'm sure you can use another phrase interchangeably, but I will not swear here.) It was hurtful then, but sadly I have become used to the culture viewing nurses as the doctor's gofer.
Miss Colorado (Kelley Johnson) could have chosen something much more flashy and fashionable as her Miss America talent, but instead she chose to talk about one patient who helped remind her about why she became a nurse in the first place. She delivered an original monologue on her experience as an Alzheimer's nurse.
Miss Kelly... You are not just a nurse. You are my nurse, and you have changed my life because you have cared about me... I am a lifesaver. I am never going to be just a nurse.
Joy Behar and Michelle Collins from The View proved the need for the monologue that Miss Colorado gave. Michelle Collins criticized Miss Colorado because she "basically read her e-mails out loud." She goes on to dig the hole deeper by saying that's not a real talent and others agree. Joy Bahar felt the need to chime in with, "Why does she have a doctor's stethoscope on?"
Joy and Michelle, I hope you do not have to be in the hospital anytime soon, but if you do, I hope it will help change your mind about the nursing profession. You will quickly find out the the nurses are there 24/7. Nurses are the unsung heroes at the hospital during the day and night, on the weekends, on holidays, missing church. You will also find out that despite what you said on The View, you will be treated and cared for with dignity and respect, because nurses did not go into the profession for the money.
Joy and Michelle, thanks for the reminder about why I don't watch The View.