Parents' Guide to

Scrubbing In

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Nurses fight, curse, booze after-hours in reality series.

TV MTV Reality TV 2013
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Inappropriate for kids under 18

Not appropriate for anyone under 18 in my opinion. It shows nurses working but it doesn't emphasize how hard they work for 12 hours. It shows how hard they party for the remainder of the days they are off. Glorifying their social lives and showing a sneak peak of their work lives is not sending any kind of positive message to younger people.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Scrubbing In looks at the difficult and stressful world of traveling nurses, who are called on to work at different hospitals across the country and who work hard to help patients while coping with endlessly stressful circumstances. But the significance of their work is overshadowed by the regular drinking, flirting, partying, and arguing featured here. Meanwhile, much of their focus seems to be more on being in California for a vacation-like experience rather than on actually making a contribution to the hospital that has brought them in.

Scrubbing In may be voyeuristically entertaining to some, but others may find themselves a bit disturbed about seeing people who are supposed to be trained in helping the sick and injured acting so wild and, in some cases, engaging in self-destructive behaviors, even if it is on their own time. Ultimately, this show is a missed opportunity to underscore the service that nurses perform every day and to highlight how young professionals are still choosing careers that make a significant difference in people's lives.

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