DOI: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC17.129

Authors: Vicki Cope

Abstract:
This paper considers social media and eprofessionalism and the image of nursing and reports on a project, centred upon the question: What is a nurse? It explores the response to a recent Miss America pageant where, for the talent section of the show, a contestant performed a monologue and discussed her profession as a nurse.What ensued was a media furore following release to television and YouTube as the contestant’s speech was viewed worldwide. Subsequent to this, a group of postgraduate students were asked to review the YouTube of the contestant and write a critical reflection on the role of a nurse in contemporary healthcare..

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