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don't forget, tonight is the second nurse jackie and tommorrow is teh hawthorne premiere!

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We should forgive some of the excesses of the series as it is after all TV. Many cops must watch the innumerable police shows with some disbelief at the amount of times cops draw their guns etc. But they must also appreciate how those same cop shows illustrate the problems they face being the “thin blue line”. So let’s debate this from the position of accepting it is exaggerated reality and look at how Nurse Jackie’s humanity comes across .

I saw the first episode and was struck by how Nurse Jackie reminded me of those tough skinned but conscientious and loving nurses I worked with in New York some years ago. Jackie is a nurse in a big city with all its attendant social problems and alienation, yet still cuts through all that to show unconditional love for her fellow human beings, which is the essence of all nursing no matter the location or specialty. Maybe it’s Jackie’s flawed personality that fuels her deep empathy for others and willingness to act on their behalf whether or not it means staying within the arbitrary rules of an institution or a system. Jackie is working from a moral code far stronger than any code imposed on her from others, I for one love her for it, we could all show a bit more of her fortitude and advocacy for our patients.

We should have more nurses comments on this show. I found a site dedicated to Nurse Jackie at

www.RNVoices.net

We should all get over there and make a comment as they are going to be running ads during the new Hawthorne show directing people to the site. I am sure that show and Nurse Jackie’s show producers will be looking at it to see what kind of reaction nurses are having to the show lets show them we are paying attention.

John Brady , RN

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i think common people identify more with those that are flawed. i think it's easier to judge people when you yourself have not gone through other's trials and tribulations. i see a lot of posts, not necessarily on this topic, but on others, judging those who are poor, addicted, overweight, in debt, abused, etc. it's so much harder for some to take a step back and go "man, i have no clue what it must be like to be this person". or "wow, i don't know her or what put her here". yeah, i'm a strong believer in self-responsibility, but i'm an even bigger believer in understanding no one knows the folds and depths of the human heart better than the soul it rests in. i agree she's no saint. my god, how could any of us stack up if she was!:twocents:

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don't forget, tonight is the second nurse jackie and tommorrow is teh hawthorne premiere!

i think the second nj has already been on because i saw it online on friday.

steph

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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.

Artistyc1 - I hope I read your comment right. I have been a nurse for more than 18 years, and I love NJ. My dh does too. He's a nursing supervisor at a busy hospital, and we have both worked years in the ER. I was so glad to see they already gave it a green light for season 2.

Anne, RNC

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I really enjoyed it and will continue to watch it. It's entertaining and that's why I watch tv. If I wanted reality I'd go to work.

Good point.

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I like that NJ is a human being, somewhat older and not some bimbo screwing around with doctors. I think as nurses we understand and can relate and it's good entertainment for us.

Still, I understand the concerns that the general public sees a nurse who lies, cheats, screws around on her husband, cusses like a sailor and steals and wonders if there isn't some semblence to reality.

I also understant the reviewer who sees a strong, educated patient advocate.

Personally, I'll watch it for the entertainment value until I get bored with it as I usually do with television.

However, it is my opinion that I don't think nurse advocates, such as the reviewer need to be promoting the show either.

I'm sure I'm just repeating others opinions. I did not read the entire thread.

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If you do have Showtime and go to Showtime on Demand...you can actually get the third episode of Nurse Jackie in advance. I saw it and it was very funny.

Supposedly, there is a scene in Hawthorne where a nurse is masturbating a patient. Read about that in entertainment weekly. So, there is still a sexual plot there too.

Sex=ratings.

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How can she function in such form-fitting scrubs? And she sure has a lot of free time while on duty! (having sex, snorting oxy, lounging in the chapel.)

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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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exactly! i mean it is just a show. not a documentary. nurse jackie....she has her flaws , but she does a few things we have all thought about...like the ear- i would have thought about doing it. would i have done it? no...but i would have though about it .....maybe drew up a little less lidocaine to numb the area during the reattachment process.

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Actually watched it again last noc...with the absence of the crap that put me off last wk, I actually thought it was OK 2nd time around. My 2 nurse friends that watched it with me still call it crap.

Just OK, not great.

I think I'd rather work ...

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