I created The Nurse Dolls to provide STEM Career Education for young Children focused on Nursing using books, DVD’s, and dolls, in a fun, cool way. According to the ANA, there is now a half million nurse shortage and it is predicted to rise to one million by 2025. This means that many people will be denied the caring, compassionate, and competent health care they need and deserve by Nurses. The Nurse Dolls can provide awesome STEM career educational nursing tools to millions of children, parents and educators everywhere.
I’ve spent a lifetime as a nurse, but I also consider myself an educator, which is where I get ideas for my work and books.
Each time I left for work in my white lab coat and scrubs on, my children would ask me, “Are you a doctor or a dentist?” I could not find any toys to educate my children about nursing and health topics on store shelves or online. So, I decided to start a product line with books, DVD’s and dolls to educate children about nursing.
Explaining the ins and outs of nursing to my children inspired me to write my first two children’s book, N is for Nurse, and Wash Your Hands, from The Adventures of Nurse Nicole series. True to life, the book describes a mom who is a nurse explaining nursing to her three children.
In addition to books, I also created an animated DVD that explains how nurses and mom’s outsmart germs, entitled, “Battle of the Germs.”.
Also, new to the nurse line, The Nurse Dolls. Nurse Nicole and Nurse Linda dolls are the first 18 inch dolls introduced from The Nurse Dolls line. They both can be played with by children or used as a collectors item and put on a shelf.
The following products reflect over 20 years of my nursing experience: N is for Nurse, Wash Your Hands, Battle of the Germs, Nurse Nicole Doll and Nurse Linda Doll. The vibrantly illustrated children’s books, animated DVD and dolls outline what nurses do for you, the community and the world.
We need more Nurses!!!
Dr. Nicole M. Brown DNP, RN is the founder of The Nurse Dolls, LLC.
I am a Nurse Educator and Army Veteran. My biggest job is as a proud mother of three. I’m dedicated to providing positive images of the nursing profession for children and the world, including writing children’s books, developing animated DVD’s and a doll line focused on nursing. This is for those looking for products to provide health education and nursing role models to children. Check out The Nurse Dolls Shop. I think when too many people think nurse, getting sick or being hurt comes to mind. But, I hope to teach kids at a young age that seeing a nurse is a good thing. It means they’re getting well.