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Think about it, people. Would any of y'all watch a show that portrays the typical day in the life of a nurse?

OMG, next week Nurse Jackie is going to be changing foley bags!

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Think about it, people. Would any of y'all watch a show that portrays the typical day in the life of a nurse?

OMG, next week Nurse Jackie is going to be changing foley bags!

My thoughts exactly! :D

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I agree HawthoRNe looks like a winner hope it stays on air. I have watched lots of medical shows but never followed for the duration. This one looks worthy.

On the doctor note I'd rather be a nurse and initially I had the opportunity to go into fine arts and decided with the help of my mother this might be the better of the two. Of course I'll never know for sure but what I do now is Nursing is ever evolving and there are plenty of avenues to use and take nursing I will always be a nurse.

GO JADA!!!

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I know that "Nurse Jackie" is only a show....So was "ER", "China Beach" and "St. Elsewhere"....Those 3 I watched and religiously.....And I wasn't as offended by some of the story lines the previously mentioned shows had (date rape, drug addiction, suicide etc) as I was while watching the sneak peak of "Nurse Jackie"

And it's not that I am sensitive or easily shocked....My goodness I've been around the block several times. As for the language I am an Army Nurse and some of the best curses I learned where from nursing school (much to the chagrin of my mum)

Truern posted "Would any of y'all watch a show that portrays the typical day in the life of a nurse?" And I would respond, yeah....Because there is so much more that we do, and so much more that the general public, the civilians, do not realize that/what we do. The specialties that we all choose to work in: emergency department, radiology, ortho, peds, oncology, intensive care, home health, case management, flight nursing, OR, medical surgical, long-term.....The few highs and the many lows.....Our own conflict in what we do, perhaps, and what we witness....

I really like the premise of "Nurse Jackie" and I really didn't expect to see a character based on a Flo Nightingale-type. Maybe I should view a few more episodes before forming an opinion. I just was a little "put-off" by how, in the very first episode I saw the character as stepping out on her partner without his knowledge and seeking drugs [albeit for a legitimate cause]. Yeah she stole $$ from patient [i understood why, though] but she forged a signature on a legal form and I thought nothing of the fact she flushed that diplomat's ear down the W.C. {gee, what does that say about me?}

Thanks for all the varied and thoughtful responses.

athena

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Why does a good nurse character have to be a perfect nurse with no addictions who never wanted to be a MD? Plenty of nurses (like plenty of people in general) are addicted to something or another. And while many nurses never considered med school, plenty of them do. A friend of mine just finished nursing school, is studying for the nclex and then plans to jump right into preparing for the mcat. A series about a nurse devoid of character flaws or any other tensions would be an example of poor writing imo.

Nurses are people, and people are not perfect. We all have our faults. Certainly showing a fault in a character is not a bad thing. It's a real thing. A nurse wanting to go to med school is certainly not a character fault. It just seems to be a persistent stereotype that I face in my life. "Oh you are so smart, why didn't you go to medical school?" is a line I often hear from those around me. That gets on my nerves. I choose nursing because I wanted to be a nurse. This stereotype simply resounds for me due to my own life experiences.

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interesting watching Peter Facinelli go from perfect dreamy Dr. Cullen in Twilight to incompetent idiotic moron in this show....

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I understand some of us want to write letters to Showtime...but why? It isn't a documentary or even a docudrama. They need viewers- that is why premium cable networks are on the air! It has to be salacious to keep it's viewers tuned in.

The other day I watched a nurse show (forgot the channel). It was very interesting to me because I hope one day to be a nurse. The show followed a nurse around on her shift and showed nursing students being tested on a dummy for clinicals.

If that was aired at night instead of early afternoon for the whole country to watch, most people would have changed the channel. Heck, most people wouldn't even have given it a chance.

Anyway Showtime has blazed trails continously. They are the only network to have shows featuring gay men (Queer as Folk) and gay women (The L World) in relationships. That alone shows they will push the envelope in entertainment.

I do like that HawthoRNe will be debuting also. I think that show will certainly be geared more towards the masses and won't be so offensive.

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HawthoRNe has a male nurse that wishes he was doctor and Mercy is going to have Guillermo Diaz (an openly gay actor). Do these writers just google stereotypes? Seriously.

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Well, just because the actor is gay doesn't mean the character he plays is, right?

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The character is gay. There's nothing wrong with it (I'm gay), just think the writers wanted the stereotype for an easy way out.

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im a new nurse and i am so excited about this new show hawthorne. there is also a new series coming to showtime june 8th called nurse jackie (the mother from the soprano series). im so glad to see all the hard work that rns do on a day to day bases come to light. nurses are a god sent.

:saint: :yelclap: :redpinkhe

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I still need to go watch it if I can get any peace and quiet to actually pay attention. I like a lot of shows that many feel are degrading and offensive and so on so I will probably like it LOL. I still can't wait until Dexter comes back on Show Time.

I loved that show Dexter, I would laugh so hard. I even laughed at the show where the guy who played Dexter was a gay mortician. I found that show very amusing also. Maybe I am a little twisted myself.

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