The premiere of MTV’s travel nurse reality show, Scrubbing In, is fast approaching. The show, which will follow a group of travel nurses on contract in an Orange County, California hospital is set to premiere on Thursday, October 24. (To learn more about the cast and content expected from Scrubbing In, click here.)
In a recent blog post MTV nutshelled some of the history of travel nursing, writing:
“In 1978, according to Onward Healthcare, the very first travel nurses uprooted themselves and headed to New Orleans, where an influx of Mardi Gras partiers required more medical attention than the local healthcare staff could handle. The trend continued into the ’80s, when nursing shortages in cities across the United States and abroad meant more nurses were needed to put their lives temporarily on hold — usually for about three months — to live in new places, adapt to new cultures and help entirely new populations. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Unfortunately, shortages are no joke, and it looks like the difference isn’t being made up anytime soon. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that one million new and replacement nurses will be needed to help the growing demand by 2016.
With accommodations generally provided for by recruitment agencies in cities across the country, the traveling nurse’s journey sort of sounds like an adventure, which is precisely what the ladies of ‘Scrubbing In’ are looking for. Yes, there will be tough grunt work to come, and it’s likely their short-term co-workers will get under their skin, but if and when they have the chance to retire, you better believe their favorite stories will come from that temporary stay outside of their comfort zones.”
MTV has just posted the first Scrubbing In trailer putting a face to the cast and previewing a bit of the action. The Scrubbing In trailer shows a mix of work, play, romance, and fights. Check it out:
What do you think of the Scrubbing In trailer? Will you be watching?