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i don't have any huge objections to nurse jackie but i know what you mean, i'm really hoping hawthorne turns out to be good.

of course she is an adminstrator(hawthorne). what about us the staff nurses? to bad nurse jackie over shoots the mark in dramatic intensity. like i said in an earlier post, send her to rehab and get her a good chiropractor. put her on the peer assistance program. she would really rock then. i love the character, but sure would like for her to clean up her act. of course she wouldn't be nearly as interesting then.

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maybe that's the plan later in the show. you know, every show based on "real life" character roles (nurses, physicians, cops) is always unbelieveable and over the top. it would be pretty boring if they were normal, huh? as a kid, my dad and i would always watch mash. i loved that show. the nurses role was more subserviant, kind of goes along with the times then i guess, but the characters were definately believeable.

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yeah, i heard about mercy, but it's not due to air until 2010. it sounded promising as well.

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I also thought that this was a dark comedy! Which I enjoy. I love that she does what we all want to do but don't. I am a little disappointed due to the fact that this is nothing like real life. I was hoping for a show that is more like what it is really like for the public to see all that we do!! Maybe HawthoRNe on tnt, premiers tuesday at 9!

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dirty harry, meet nurse jackie: ajn's editor-in-chief emeritus takes sneak peak at first six episodes of showtime series

 

june 8, 2009

 

diana j. mason, phd, rn, ajn editor-in-chief emeritus

 

 

 

have you seen the show? what do you think? do you agree with this review? i'd love to hear what all you aner's think.

 

i watched the first few minutes and turned the channel. i thought the show was fine until the doctor grabed her boobs.......it just didn't flow the plot of the moment.

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Ok, everybody is all "aswoon" over Hawthorne, I'm looking forward to it as well, but when was the last time your nurse manager or DON laid hands on a patient? TNT was showing extended commercials for it today and supposedly she's a DON/ARNP, in there taking care of patients.

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I think people fail to realize these are drama's (TNT is all about drama LOL) or dark comedies (Nurse Jackie). If you want something real, change the channel to discovery health. You can see the REAL lives of the medical community there. There are a BUNCH of reality series from the 90's to early 2000's like Hopkins, etc.

One of the reasons Jada is doing that show is to kinda honor her mother who happens to be a Nurse. But it's tv, to keep the audience as a whole who will most likely not all be nurses, things will not be realistic. I doubt secretaries or people who work for office supply stores look at The Office as a reality tv show :D , or that law enforcement or the justice field look at Law and Order as realistic, it's entertainment.

Edited by Cherish

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Showtime re-aired the pilot episode tonight. I'm disappointed I was looking forward to seeing what she would do next.

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Maybe some of the younger nurses, ie: in your 20's, have no idea what some of us older nurses/women have gone through in the medical & real world.

I take issue with nursing being portrayed like this.

It gets old, this has been a traditional way of portraying nurses...having sex at work, stealing drugs, being so loaded you almost or do kill someone...how glamorous.

Glad you enjoy the show.

Yes...I do realize it is dark humor. Thanks for educating me on that one.

I think our generational differences are showing.

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Maybe some of the younger nurses, ie: in your 20's, have no idea what some of us older nurses/women have gone through in the medical & real world.

I take issue with nursing being portrayed like this.

It gets old, this has been a traditional way of portraying nurses...having sex at work, stealing drugs, being so loaded you almost or do kill someone...how glamorous.

Glad you enjoy the show.

Yes...I do realize it is dark humor. Thanks for educating me on that one.

I think our generational differences are showing.

Dear Peggy: If you look at the stats of the "likes Nurse Jackie vs does not like Nurse Jackie" on this board, you will find that the OLDER AND MORE EXPERIENCED nurses are the ones that are giving it raves, NOT most of the newer nurses! I figure that this is because those of us with many years of experience may have run into some of these issues, people, and scenarios, perhaps have become more pragmatic, perhaps a little more jaded. We no longer see the "glamour" in this profession, just the mess that the entire medical profession is in. We love our patients, but not always the treatment that we must endure from the administration. We are aging, and many have bad backs. We could be doing something else, but nursing is too deeply ingrained in us as an important part of our identities. We went into nursing when it was a "calling", and an educated woman was a nurse, teacher, or secretary. We can see the dark humor, the pathos, where many of the newer/younger nurses are still "bright eyed and bushy tailed", professional through and through. There are many exceptions on this board, but do take a look at the years experience of those posting on this board, I didn't count them, but I believe that I am correct.

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I absolutely loved it. She does things that a lot of nurses would love to do to benefit a needy patient and make the patients that are dirt, sacrifice. I know we have to hold to certain ethics, but everything she did had a benefit to someone in need. The drugs and the cheating on her husband kind of just added to the plot. I don't have showtime, but did watch the first episode and if I had showtime, I would become just as addicted to that show as I am to House. If all shows were perfectly ethical, what fun would that be?

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