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Nola The Nurse

The Harry Show

In 2017, Nola The Nurse & the author Dr. Scharmaine Lawson NP appeared on The Harry Show as his Leading Lady.

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Nurse Practitioner Writes ‘Nola The Nurse’ Children’s Book Collection

PW: Tell us about Nola The Nurse.  How did you come up with the concept?

SB: I was building my baby girl's library of children's books. I quickly noticed that the world of children's literature had a lack of books about nurse practitioners and people that looked like her beautiful brown skin. I was really surprised at my finding. This made me begin writing the Nola The Nurse series. Nola is the abbreviation for New Orleans, Louisiana and is the setting of the first story. Volume 1 of Nola the Nurse: She's On The Go is now translated into Spanish and French.

Gambit's Cue magazine

Dr. Scharmaine Lawson says her energy and can-do attitude help her run a home health care business while getting her own publishing company off the ground. She was inspired to create A DrNurse Publishing House and the Nola the Nurse series ( when she was unable to find children's stories for her young daughter that featured minorities in health care jobs and other STEM-related fields.

Nola The Nurse children's book featured in Minority Nurse magazine

Sometimes the biggest inspirations come in the smallest packages. For New Orleans-based Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, NP, her young daughter served as a catalyst for her new book series, Nola the Nurse. The series will follow Nola, a very young African American nurse practitioner, as she makes house calls for her friends’ baby dolls and encounters new cultures and foods along the way.

Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing campaign

In 2015, the Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing campaign featured the Nola the Nurse author Dr. Scharmaine Lawson for her groundbreaking children's book series.

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