First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Alexa MarshallFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Amanda Moras Dr. Mark Jareb

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The recent increase of media attention on nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought attention to accurate and inaccurate nursing portrayals in media. This paper explores how inaccurate media portrayals could possibly factor into the growth or shortages in the nursing field. Inaccurate media portrayals through television could also contribute to these shortages as well as perpetuation of nursing stereotypes that have been around for decades. Regardless of whether or not the public has had a positive experience with a nurse, it is still possible for them to retain these stereotypes due to media influence. Nursing stereotypes in the media have also impacted males in the nursing profession by perpetuating stereotypes related to sexuality, and masculinity versus femininity. Nurses can take action themselves by educating others on nurses’ responsibilities and advocating for each other.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN300 Professor Moras & Dr. Jareb

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Alexa Marshall, Nursing Major, Honors Student, Class of 2022

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Impact of Media Perception On Nursing Stereotypes

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The recent increase of media attention on nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought attention to accurate and inaccurate nursing portrayals in media. This paper explores how inaccurate media portrayals could possibly factor into the growth or shortages in the nursing field. Inaccurate media portrayals through television could also contribute to these shortages as well as perpetuation of nursing stereotypes that have been around for decades. Regardless of whether or not the public has had a positive experience with a nurse, it is still possible for them to retain these stereotypes due to media influence. Nursing stereotypes in the media have also impacted males in the nursing profession by perpetuating stereotypes related to sexuality, and masculinity versus femininity. Nurses can take action themselves by educating others on nurses’ responsibilities and advocating for each other.

 

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