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You are reading page 3 of Nurse Jackie. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

What a crock of sh*t. No wonder, with this perception, you think nurses eat their young. I wouldn't think much of a coworker who thought Nurse Jackie (or ANY of the medical or nursing shows) reflected our reality.

Agreed. Although I must say I love the show!

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Oh, and forgot to mention... GilaRN, that is some kind of freaky clipart collection you got.

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That I'm happy for you that you are one of those doctors who loves helping people,but that doesnt change the fact that a lof doctors goes to medical school for the prestige.

Define "a lot" please. Both in the context of "a lot of doctors go to medical school for the prestige" and "a lot of nurses are on anti-anxiety meds and steal narcs from Pyxis"

"I heard about it once" does not "a lot" make.

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People relax,I'm not trying offend you all,this thread was meant to be a little humorous and I dont even watch medical shows but I really do believe that these stuff happends for real.

And as someone else pointed out, a doctor did a C/S on a woman, only to find out she wasn't pregnant.

Just because it may have happened once, somewhere, does not mean it's widespread or at all representative of nurses.

Where did you get the stat that many nurses are on anti-anxiety meds and steal narcotics? How would you even have access to info about stealing narcs, unless you worked for the disciplinary committee of your state BON?

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@Blackhearted:

"Nurse Jackie" is not reality TV. It is a television show that airs on a cable-only station that depicts what a group of people, who work in an industry geared towards making money for producers, think of the drama that surrounds an

ER nurse's life.

Their philosophy in life must be; reality ain't gonna win viewers. Hard-core drama and outlandish behavior is.

The mere idea that people take this show to heart and actually begin to compare it to the profession of nursing in general speaks volumes of the level of common sense and small mindedness of that person.

Edie Falco's character, an RN on a television, show ingests a wide variety of legal drugs obtained in illegal fashion, has promiscuous, extramarital sex and is hugely in denial of her problems. What a better story line than that to capture people's attention from week to week? "What is she going to do next".

Do you think the writers for the show did scientific research about the supposed volume of parallells in behavior between Edie Falco's character and nurses in general? Do you honestly belive that this television show is an accurate documentary of a day in the life of a regular nurse? Puh. leaze.

Don't mislead folks out there who come on this site who are not nurses and make generalized statements of what anxiety prone, drug seekers who have no morals we nurses are. We most certainly are not.

Don't tear down the profession that you represent, it doesn't look very good on you, and it doesn't look very well on me either, thank you very much.

A sense of humor is fine and very appropriate in nursing......just don't tear down others on your way to getting a good laugh.

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