Update! MTV’s travel nurse reality show has gone from the working title Nurse Nation to its official title, Scrubbing In.
MTV is billing the new show as a “docu-series,” and has announced that Scrubbing In premieres October 24 on MTV, at 9 p.m. Central.
A couple other things have changed and more details have emerged since Travel Nursing Blogs originally covered the show back in August (click here to read that original post), but for the most part, the show is shaping up as expected.
According to MTV, Scrubbing In will be set in an understaffed Orange County, California hospital, with the nurses working a 12-week contract — and working overtime to explore their new city.
The cast is split between vets and newbies. For cast members Tyrice, Chris, Fernando, and Adrian, this is not their first travel nursing rodeo. But Chelsey, Michelle, Crystal, Nikki, and Heather “are looking for a change from their nursing jobs in Pittsburgh, PA” and are on this journey — their first with travel nursing — together.
Some of the show’s content appears to be very true to what travel nurses encounter, such as the everyday challenges of hospital work and the intense, important job of nursing. Also mentioned in the show bio, and relevant to many other travel nurses, is being out of your comfort zone, working to make new friends (and keep the old), dating while on assignment, and feeling the need to constantly prove oneself to the perm staff.
As far as these on-the-job elements go, it seems this show could be one that travel nurses relate to. But, then there’s the after-hours world that will be portrayed by MTV, which is something many travel nurses are nervous about.
The show’s bio concludes, “But it’s not all work and no play — this group loves to blow off some steam during their days off. It’s a lot for these twenty-something’s to take on but this dynamic, fearless and fun-loving group of young nurses are determined to have it all — a rewarding career and personal life.”
Will you be watching when Scrubbing In premieres October 24 on MTV?