Scrubbing In with MTV
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In today's entertainment industry no person, place, or profession is safe from the reality television craze. And now, thanks to MTV, nursing is no exception.
Tonight, the network that brought us The Real World and Jersey Shore will premier Scrubbing In a show that follows the lives of a group of travel nurses working in Orange County, Calif.
"Relocating from across the country, these nurses have left their hometowns and lives behind for short-term hospital contracts, with the added benefit of exploring a new city," according to MTV. "For Tyrice, Chris and Fernando, this isn't their first tour and they're considered experts of the program. For first-timers Adrian, Chelsey, Michelle, Crystal, Nikki and Heather, this is a new journey they're embarking on together, looking for a change from their previous nursing jobs."
And if the trailer is any indication these young professionals work hard and play even harder.
The "reality" in reality television should often be taken with a grain of salt, but where do you draw the line between entertainment and misrepresentation?
A Change.org petition was started urging MTV to cancel the show because it "does not and cannot depict the lives of professional nurses and it is an insult to the nursing profession as a whole."
What do you think? Does Scrubbing In undermine the integrity of the profession? Will you tune in tonight or boycott the show altogether?