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Media Improvement Project

Since 2001, the Coalition's parent organization, the Truth About Nursing, has worked to persuade those who create nursing-related media to improve the accuracy and fairness of their work. Please see more about the Truth's activities and media analyses below.

Take action with our plan to strengthen the nursing image and the nursing profession

In the final chapters of Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk (Oxford Univ. Press), Truth leaders Sandy and Harry Summers propose a detailed plan showing the many ways we can change how the world thinks about nursing.

But the plan is not limited to nurses! One of our chapters is directed at non-nurses, who can do much to build understanding. In fact, the support of those outside nursing is critical to ending the global nursing shortage. And everyone has her own abilities and interests, so we have outlined suggested actions and projects to fit.

Please select the description below that best fits your background and consider what you can do to help improve the image of nursing. Thank you!

Action Groups for supporters in nursing -- Join us!

Nursing organizations, schools and journals — Join today!

Nursing faculty, scholars and researchers

Nurses and nursing students

Not a nurse but want to help? Join us!

Members of the media

Foundations and health policy makers


Hospital executives

General public

Plans and resources to improve public understanding of nursing

Stay in touch with the latest news on nursing in the media

Join all our campaigns — sign our petitions

Read about the different stereotypes and misunderstandings that plague nursing in our FAQ section

Read our media reviews

Television shows




VidLit (Video Literature)


Follow the Press

Truth About Nursing Awards

Press Coverage

Press Releases

Pioneers of Nursing

Review the literature supporting the need for our work

Pick up our book, some pro-nurse DVDs, or nurse patches to raise public awareness of the value of nursing

Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nurses Puts Us All at Risk

Nurses: 5-Part documentary series

The Rookies: Part I of excellent documentary on nursing by Richard Kahn


Angels in America

RN Patches

News Alerts

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News Alerts Archive

See The Truth About Nursing's comprehensive plan to improve public understanding of nursing

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We Can Change the Media!

Educate the world that nurses save lives!

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