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June 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

‘Nurse Jackie’: Your Kid Has “Issues”
June 30, 2009 1:51 PM by Ainsley Maloney
On Nurse Jackie we've spent many an episode watching Edie Falco snort, crush and pop prescription painkillers, yet as soon as her daughter Grace's teacher suggests the 10-year-old start a low-dose medicine for her anxiety disorder, Jackie is aghast. "It's Read More...
Healthcare Reform: ABC-TV's 'Prescription for America'
June 25, 2009 2:56 PM by Kathleen Bensing
Hopefully, many of you tuned into ABC last evening to view Prescription for America. Scheduled to be a 1-hour exchange of ideas about healthcare reform with President Obama and healthcare stakeholders, the meeting lasted 30 minutes longer, extending into Read More...
Primetime Portrayals
June 24, 2009 5:45 PM by Luke Cowles
Most of us probably know by now that no less than three primetime shows are featuring nurses in primary roles. After decades of St. Elsewhere, Quincy, House Calls and most recently ER and Grey's Anatomy ; it's about time a healthcare drama was put forward Read More...
'Nurse Jackie': Episode 3 Highlights
June 23, 2009 3:08 PM by Ainsley Maloney
Here are highlights from Episode 3 of Nurse Jackie that aired last night on Showtime: We saw a great cameo appearance by movie and TV legend Eli Wallach as Mr. Zimberg. The man is 93 years old and still acting, and is better known for his roles in The Read More...
ANA Rallies for Healthcare Reform
June 23, 2009 1:57 PM by Stacey Miller
To ensure nurses' voices are heard during the debate on healthcare reform, the America Nurses Association (ANA) and other organizations that comprise Health Care for America Now will hold a rally in Washington, DC, June 25. Nurses will meet at 11:30 a.m. Read More...
Road to Healthcare Reform
June 22, 2009 9:50 AM by Stacey Miller
Anyone who lives in an area where a major road construction project has been planned has probably experienced this. You go to a meeting at the local high school or community center where Department of Transportation engineers explain the proposed location Read More...
Hawthorne: Nursing Goes Hollywood
June 17, 2009 12:26 PM by Adrianne OBrien
I tuned in to TNT for the series premiere of Hawthorne last night and came away a little disappointed. Christina Hawthorne, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, is the CNO of the fictional Richmond Trinity Hospital. She's smart, tenacious and compassionate. Read More...
‘Nurse Jackie' Episode 2 Recap
June 16, 2009 12:30 PM by Ainsley Maloney
Minutes into the second episode, Jackie is emptying three Sweet-N-All packets and refilling them with crushed Percocet powder. ("Percocet should never be crushed, broken, or chewed," Jackie muses, "unless you want it to hit your system like a bolt of Read More...
More Nurses on the Small Screen: Hawthorne
June 16, 2009 10:35 AM by Adrianne OBrien
Two weeks after the premiere of Showtime's Nurse Jackie comes – can we believe it? – another nurse-focused TV show. Debuting on June 16 at 9 p.m. on TNT, Hawthorne (the "RN" in the credits is capitalized) stars Jada Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, Read More...
‘Nurse Jackie': Round 2
June 15, 2009 1:34 PM by Ainsley Maloney
The second episode of Nurse Jackie airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. (You can catch the preview here ). Many nurses told us they're anxiously awaiting the second episode to determine what direction Nurse Jackie will take: Will it cement the Read More...
Hate ‘Nurse Jackie’? Here’s What You Can Do
June 12, 2009 10:04 AM by Ainsley Maloney
Barring rave reviews and a record number of viewers (a cumulative 1.35 million after the premiere and encore), Showtime picked up Nurse Jackie for a second season just 1 day after its June 8 premiere. It's likely you're either smiling or cringing. But, Read More...
Beyond the Birth
June 11, 2009 1:40 PM by Abigail Scott
My son’s birth and first newborn days should have been some of the happiest of my life, but my mind had other plans. It was a long labor and delivery in March 2006, starting with an inducement, progressing through 24-30 sleepless hours of labor and concluding Read More...
The Economy’s Impact on Infection Control
June 11, 2009 1:13 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
According to results of an online poll of nearly 2,000 infection preventionists, the economic recession is forcing many U.S. hospitals to reduce infection prevention staff and resources. Members of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control Read More...
Nurse Jackie Backlash - Weigh In!
June 9, 2009 1:23 PM by Ainsley Maloney
The first episode of Nurse Jackie premièred last night on Showtime. If you didn't catch it, you can watch the full (albeit slightly edited) episode here . To sum it up, nurse Jackie is a tough ED nurse at New York City's All Saints Hospital, who, within Read More...
Nurse Jackie: Good Nurse or Bad?
June 8, 2009 1:13 PM by Ainsley Maloney
Jackie Peyton is a pill-popping, cursing, adulterous ED nurse in the new half-hour dark comedy Nurse Jackie premièring tonight on Showtime at 10:30 ET/PT. She's also quite possibly one of the best portrayals of the nursing profession prime-time TV has Read More...


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