Imitation viagra That’s Edie Falco.
Imitation viagra You remember. She played Carmella Soprano.
Imitation viagra Great actress; I love her.
Imitation viagra Too bad I won’t be watching her new character on Showtime.
“Nurse Jackie” is a new series.
I received an email from Showtime asking me if I would curate a selection of nursing experiences for an upcoming “Nurse Stories” web site that would coincide with the debut of Nurse Week and “Nurse Jackie”.
I don’t get email from Showtime every day, imitation viagra so this sounded pretty interesting.
I went to the website to check out the show before responding.
I made it through one video.
Nurse Jackie is a competent, imitation viagra hard-as-nails, imitation viagra take-no-prisoners ER nurse.
With a heart, imitation viagra of course.
One minute she’s telling a doctor he’s full of it, imitation viagra the next minute she tells a patient to get out of her ER (classic!).
Edie Falco is perfect as the title character.
You’ve all worked with her.
Hell, imitation viagra you might even be her!
My first reaction?
Oh..my..god, imitation viagra they did it!
They made a show with a strong nurse protagonist, imitation viagra and damn! if they didn’t get the ER environment down!
I had goosebumps, imitation viagra literally.
I was ready to (a) start getting Showtime, imitation viagra (b) spread the word far and wide and (c) take the job.
They started grabbing her chest.
I think in a the short video I watched (five minutes?) Nurse Jackie had her breasts fondled by three men.
My first thought?
Here we go again with the nurse-as-sex-object stereotype.
(Actually, imitation viagra my first thought is that I must be working in the wrong hospitals.)
But it got worse.
Nurse Jackie is a drug addict.
Has back pain.
Snorts crushed up Percocets.
Oh no they didn’t………
Now, imitation viagra would somebody please tell me why, imitation viagra why? they had to portray this nurse as a drug addict?
Did they not see that they had the potential for one hell of a nurse character here?
Did they not see that they could break the mold of media stereotypes in nursing and pave new ground?
Did they not see that there is enough material to build a nurse character out of what happens in the ER alone without adding the oh-so-subtle touch of drug addiction?
If you’re an nurse who spends a lot of time with other people fondling you, imitation viagra you might like this show.
If you’re an RN and addicted to drugs, imitation viagra you might like this show.
In fact, imitation viagra why don’t you go check out the website for yourself.
Watch the video, imitation viagra get a feel for the character.
Tell me what you think.
Tell Showtime what you think.
And if you are really pissed, imitation viagra write to The Truth About Nursing.
I already did.
As for me?
I (a) am not subscribing to Showtime, imitation viagra (b) will not promote the show to anyone outside this blog post and (c) did not take the job.
I am so sick, imitation viagra and so tired, imitation viagra of stupid media portrayals of nurses.
Didn’t watch “ER”. No “Grey’s Anatomy”. Imitation viagra Won’t watch “House”.
Here goes trying to explain to my patients, imitation viagra again, imitation viagra that “no, imitation viagra I don’t watch that show because of the portrayal of nursing.”
You blew it, imitation viagra Showtime.
Of course, imitation viagra it’s not too late to rectify the issues, imitation viagra the show has not debuted yet.
But know this:
No matter how funny, imitation viagra how dramatic or how well written “Nurse Jackie” is, imitation viagra you are doing nothing to advance or promote the nursing profession. Imitation viagra But then I guess the goal is ratings and nothing defines a “hit” like sex and drugs.
“Nurse Jackie” is described as “Saint! Sinner!”.