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Yuk, Yuk, Yuk: Nurse Jackie Is a Comedian
August 30, 2010 3:29 PM by Valerie Newitt
Ah yes, venerable actress Edie Falco earned yet another Emmy last night, this time for her portrayal of Jackie Peyton, lead character in Showtime's critical hit, Nurse Jackie. If you've seen the show, you know Jackie is not your every day nurse - you Read More...
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Homage to an Unsung Hero
August 27, 2010 1:35 PM by Gail Guterl
It's back to school time again. You can bet of all the back-to-school reports in newspapers, local TV or radio, you won't hear one on school nurses. And I want to know why? With nurse-to-patient/student ratios of 1-to-1,000 in some communities, why isn't Read More...
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Will New Documentary Series Authentically Portray Nurses?
June 24, 2010 12:03 PM by Stacey Miller
Thursday night marks the premiere of ABC News' eight-part television series, Boston Med , where camera crews follow doctors, nurses and their patients at three Boston hospitals. If you caught last summer's series Hopkins , where cameras went inside Johns Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Her Boyfriend's Back
May 18, 2010 11:52 AM by Valerie Newitt
If you indulge in the naughty habit of "Nurse Jackie," you already know: "Her boyfriend's back and there's gonna be trouble.... Hey la, hey la, her boyfriend's back..." Musical references aside, Eddie's due back in the pharmacy (as of this week's Showtime Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Understanding All Patients
May 12, 2010 4:34 PM by Gail Guterl
I just finished reading Finding Frances, a book by Janice M. Van Dyck . Frances is Frances Baldwin, a lifetime heavy smoker who is dying of COPD. After suffering with the condition for some time, she learns there are treatment options for her; she can Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: To Suture or Not to Suture - What Would You Do?
May 4, 2010 12:33 PM by Valerie Newitt
On this week's episode of Showtime's nurse-centric hit Nurse Jackie , Jackie (Edie Falco) and BFF Dr. O'Hara (Eve Best) take it upon themselves to stitch up little Fiona's cut lip - right in Jackie's kitchen. Hmmm.... And exactly how clean is that kitchen Read More...
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‘Nurse Jackie' -- How Real Is She? Have You Ever Known One?
April 21, 2010 10:05 AM by Valerie Newitt
Have you ever known a Nurse Jackie in your own life? You know the kind -- full of swagger and bravado, oozing with street smarts and clever comebacks, never one to turn away from conflict. Showtime , which aired the latest episode last night, recently Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ethical or Criminal?
April 14, 2010 2:31 PM by Gail Guterl
In the latest episode of Nurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco in this Showtime series), Jackie is quintessential Jackie. In past shows, we saw Jackie acting as a medical Robin Hood, never hesitating to rob from the rich (those who bestow health insurance) Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Ego Episode
April 6, 2010 2:38 PM by Gail Guterl
On vacation last week, my husband and I were sitting in a great restaurant with a quartet of septuagenarians at the table across from us. After several drinks their conversation got a little louder and I perked up when I heard one woman say, "One show Read More...
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Cheers or Jeers? ‘Nurse Jackie' Brings Questionable Behaviors to an Art Form
March 29, 2010 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
If you enjoy the outlandishness of "Nurse Jackie," this week's Episode 2 is for you. If, on the other hand, the gutter-spiked vocabulary and leap-before-looking behaviors cause you to feel reflected disgust, better to dye some colored eggs than tune in. Read More...
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Finale of Nurse Jackie - What's In Store for Season 2?
August 25, 2009 4:09 PM by Ainsley Maloney
What's worse: a nurse Jackie who is stoned on painkillers, or withdrawing from them? This seems to be the dichotomy of the Jackie we see in most episodes of Nurse Jackie - the drug-addict who's somehow still managing to keep it all together - and the Read More...
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Why Isn't ‘Nurse Jack' on TV yet?
August 19, 2009 10:08 AM by Valerie Newitt
Television producers seem to be cashing in on the dynamics of the nursing profession. "Mercy" will feature three female nurses - all somewhat glammed-up, I might add - when it debuts Sept. 23 on NBC. "HawthRNorne" has already weighed in, with Jada Pinkett Read More...
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