The 9 best nurse TikTok accounts to follow right now for great health tips and a good laugh
- Two nurses recently went viral on TikTok after shaming patients for exaggerating their symptoms, and for advocating abstinence over safe sex.
- While some nurses have gone viral for the wrong reasons, many nurses on TikTok use the app to talk about their jobs in a humorous way, advise aspiring nurses, and share practical medical advice.
- Here are 9 of the best TikTok accounts run by nurses.
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Nurses on TikTok have gotten a bad reputation recently.
After popular TikTok user Nurse Holly posted a video promoting abstinence before marriage to prevent STDs, viewers called out the post for being judgmental of sexually active patients. Nurse Holly later took down the video.
Many people also criticized nurses and clinicians for posting videos that made fun of patients who they saw as exaggerating pain or other symptoms. One user named La Nursing Student posted a video mocking patients for having "104 fever for four days" and going days without eating.
But poking fun of patients can be harmful. This is because prejudice significantly impacts black and Hispanic Americans, who are less likely to receive acute pain medication in emergency rooms according to recent research.
While some nurses on TikTok may perpetuate stereotypes in medicine, many others use the app to lightheartedly share experiences about the job that non-nurses don't know about. Some nurses call out sexual harassment at work, or widespread workplace violence.
Plus, some users even give advice to nursing students or share practical medical information.
Here are nine of the best nurse TikTok accounts reviewed by Business Insider and chosen for quality of content and advice.