Nurse Amy Driscoll has been a recurring fixture at GENERAL HOSPITAL ever since the character was first introduced back in May of 2016. However, some longtime fans of the soap can be forgiven for being slightly confused, as GH also had a Nurse Amy back in the ‘80s, but that was Amy Vining, played by the late Shell Kepler. This new Nurse Amy is played by actress Risa Dorken, although she shares with her namesake her spunky attitude and love of hospital gossip!
Amy was introduced working at the hospital and gossiping with Maxie Jones. It was later revealed that Amy and Maxie were in high school together but Maxie was a witch and cut Amy from the cheerleading team. She knew Dillon Quartermaine from school as well. As a nurse at GH, Amy also performed at the annual Nurses Ball, both in the group number with the other nursing staff and occasionally in other routines.
To supplement her nursing income, Amy wrote an advice column called Ask Man Landers, pretending to be a guy. But when she got a book deal, Amy panicked and begged Nathan West to be the face of Man Landers. Reluctantly, Nathan agreed, and his spending so much time with Amy caused friction in his new marriage to Maxie. Later, Amy’s brother, Chet Driscoll, showed up in Port Charles, and was hospitalized with an overdose. Amy confessed that she concocted the entire Man Landers scheme to help pay for her sibling’s rehab and get Chet off drugs.
Amy still appears occasionally at the hospital working with patients, like helping Franco Baldwin with his recovery from being stabbed by Ryan Chamberlain. She can also be counted on to give her all with her performances at the hospital’s annual Nurses Ball.
In October 2020, Amy ran into Brook Lynn Ashton, who persuaded her to be her voice on the new single to promote Deception since she couldn’t sing herself after having her throat cut by Nelle. Amy reluctantly agreed and even stepped in to provide the vocals as Brook Lynn lip-synched at a presentation, but that went sideways when their deception was exposed! She has continued to appear working at the hospital, managing to keep her job during all of the cuts made when Cyrus Renault temporarily took over the place.
Stay tuned to see how Amy’s story continues!
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