#NursesUnite Responds to "The View" On Social Media

Don't mess with nurses! At least, this is what the TV show "The View" is learning. On the September 14, 2015 show, The View co-host Michelle Collins poked fun at the monologue of Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, who is a nurse. You can see the video below in which Miss Colorado shared a 2 minute monologue in which she shares her story about working in the nursing profession.

The View co-host stated in this monologue, "she basically read her e-mails aloud - and shockingly did not win." She goes on to say, "She helps patients with Alzheimers, which is not funny, but you had to see it." Joy Behar then chimes in, "Why does she have a doctor's stethoscope around her neck?" See more below...

This is when the internet erupted. Nurses, and those who support them, took to the internet to express their anger at the show, and also to be advocates for nurses and the nursing profession. They included the twitter posts below...

I also invite you to check out the picture at the top of this post which is a photo (with his stethoscope) of my friend Sean Dent. And on his Facebook page, that photo has been viewed (as of this posting), it has been viewed more than 16,000 times with over 800 likes, and over 100 shares. And, this was only after 7 hours after it was posted. Then, the hashtag #NursesUnite began trending on twitter and Facebook...

On the evening of September 15, 2015, my two good friends, Sean Dent and Emily Bennett took to the video airwaves, on their program called, "The Change Of Shift," to express their feelings and to respond to The View. I invite you to check out their program below.

What are the lessons here? First, do not, do not, do not, mess with nurses. Second, you really have to be careful what you say on live television these days, because with social media, people will find out about it very quickly, and they will respond. And, third, I cannot say enough how much I support my nurse colleagues. Shout out to all the nurses out there! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do for patients!

Update: What follows below is the "apology" from "The View" from their September 16, 2015 show. Apparently everyone was listening wrong when they were speaking their comments, and we have to do a better job at listening. Why do I foresee, the #NursesUnite group taking to social media again today about this "Sorry/Not Sorry apology," Stay tuned!

Update: Apparently, the apology didn't work. On September 17th, sponsors including Johnson & Johnson "paused our advertising." Click on the graphic below to read the entire article.