Don't Curse the Nurse!

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Why We Health Care Women Like Nurse Jackie

on March 25, 2014

First and foremost, understand that we don’t like Jackie because she had an addiction — because she’s “edgy” and the show sticks its tongue out at the traditional characterization of nurses. Producers and script writers do a great job providing appropriate consequences for Jackie’s let’s say, bad behavior. Her marriage falls apart. She has to fight to get time with her kids. There is no overabundance of pathos written into the scripts when her addiction is exposed.

We are the last people on earth that want substance abuse glamorized. We also don’t want nurses portrayed as codependent nurturers that jump every time a doctor enters the room.
Here’s what we like.

Jackie perseveres.
She’s fighting to stay in the game, fighting to regain her reputation at work. And she is unlikely to become the clingy type looking for a rich doctor/ husband to whisk her away from reality.

Jackie has a backbone, and Jackie also likes her work.
Isn’t that what we all want?

The people that work with Jackie just need to count the narcotics every morning…

smile
and every night.


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