What's up, nurses? We're fucking famous, that's what. Or maybe nursing leaders are in cahoots with the entertainment industry to make nursing appear to be a more attractive profession in the face of a horrible nursing shortage.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Not one, but two new TV shows with nurses as lead characters!! Showtime's Nurse Jackie and TNT's HawthoRNe.
NewFNP's hope is that the TV shows will do nursing justice and that the characters will be interesting and complex and funny and smart. It's newFNP's fear that a recurring dynamic is going to be the physician-nurse tension as is showcased in the HawthoRNe commercial. That dynamic is tired.
NewFNP's money is on 'Nurse Jackie'. It has Edie Falco, it's on cable and on the same network that brought us 'Weeds' and 'Huff', it has a nursing student character and it appears to have been thoughtful in its character development.
And if the show's writers need any technical assistance with the science and art of nursing or with story line development, newFNP shall avail herself to them!
Posted by newFNP at 8:22 PM