Nurses unite on The View
In response to disparaging comments on the TV show, nurses will "show their stethoscopes" and the true work of the nursing profession
By Chris Capot Posted on 18 September 2015
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Dr. Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN, CCRN, Clinical Assistant Professor in the NYU College of Nursing. and his NYU colleague Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP-BC, Director of Simulation Learning, were both interviewed by The View host Joy Behar.
Dozens of nurses from the New York are converging on the set of the ABC TV talk show The View today in response to a controversy kicked up by the show's hosts earlier this week. The live show will air at 11 am EDT today.
The View host Joy Behar and another host made comments critical of Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, the second runner-up in the Miss America pageant. Johnson, a nurse, chose for her talent to do a monologue about her job. She wore scrubs and a stethoscope. Behar actually said, "Why is she wearing a doctor's stethoscope?!" Behar has since apologized for her comments.
Dr. Slater is well known to Elsevier because he is also a nurse scholar in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), a two-year leadership program sponsored by the Elsevier Foundation and run by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the nursing honor society.
In excited emails to colleagues and the NFLA, Dr. Slater said the NFLA had helped prepare him for such moments of leadership.
Meanwhile, angry nurses from around the world have taken to social media over the last few days, scorching the hosts as being ignorant of what nurses really do.
In addition, media have reported that The View has lost some key sponsors, including Johnson & Johnson.
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As Director of Corporate Relations, Christopher Capot (@Chris_Capot) heads up public relations for Elsevier's Clinical Solutions and Education businesses. He has been a public relations and media relations professional at agencies and corporations for more than 15 years. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist, last working as a business reporter at the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He works in Elsevier's New York office.
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