You spoke out, and your voices were heard.
In October, we encouraged you to sign a petition  that decried a new MTV reality television series, Scrubbing In, that we and RNAO members felt depicted nurses in a negative and offensive light.
Thanks to RNAO members' response, and the collective voice of nurses across North America, MTV has agreed to make some changes.
RNAO was in contact with an MTV spokesperson, who was also in touch with nursing colleagues in the United States. The spokesperson detailed proposed changes to Scrubbing In and new MTV initiatives aimed at representing nurses in a more positive manner.
Here are some of MTV's efforts as outlined to us:
Finally, MTV confirmed it would consult with the nursing community, should the network produce any more content about the profession in the future.
It wasn't the response we had hoped for. We wanted the program off the air. However, we believe, as our American colleagues do, that the network has taken nurses' concerns seriously. Thanks to RNAO's dedicated membership as well as thousands of other nurses across North America, MTV responded. We thank you for continuing to protect the image of nurses as knowledge-driven professionals.
See the original 'Scrub Scrubbing In'  announcement.