Drama Series with NP Protagonist Heads to Netflix


Netflix has given the green light to a new romance drama series with a nurse practitioner at its heart.

“Virgin River,” a small screen adaptation of a book by the same name, tells the story of Melinda Monroe, an NP who answers an ad to work in the remote California town of Virgin River in an effort to start fresh and leave her past behind. “Virgin River” is the first book in a series of more than twenty Harlequin novels written by Robyn Carr, which have sold, combined, upwards of 13 million copies.

Representation matters, and though it may seem like a small win to some, this series is definitely a victory in terms of exposure for the NP profession.

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