Nursing TV star Nina Rodriguez is not part of “the problem,” the actress told ABC News in a new interview.
Rodriguez, who was named an “All-Star” on the channel’s new Nurse TV series in the fall, said she didn’t know why her fellow nursing TV stars are so angry.
She said her fellow TV stars and patients are just like them.
Rodriquez said the network’s decision to put a new nurse on the show came about because she felt “uncomfortable” with what she saw on TV.
“I just didn’t feel comfortable with the fact that so many people are on TV and not really caring for themselves or really feeling like they can relate to someone else,” Rodriguez said.
“Theres a whole different mentality and a whole new way of life in nursing that we are all really fighting for, and we need to all work together and understand each other and the differences.”
Rodriguesco’s experience was a reminder of the difficulty of dealing with nurses on television, she said.
“It’s just a completely different life and culture and the whole culture is so different that it really is very difficult,” Rodriguez told ABC’s This Week.
“So I feel like we need all of us to understand that this is not a new problem.
This is a problem that has been going on for years.”
The Nurse TV star is a former nurse who now hosts her own TV show on the network.
She also serves as the host of the ABC News & ABC Family radio program, RN TV.