The pilot episode of the half-hour dark comedy nurse show “Nurse Jackie” on Showtime is available to watch on YouTube. You can watch the episode in its entirety, minus the explicit language. I’m watching it now as I write this and I have to say, as far as medical centered shows are concerned, it’s not that bad and it doesn’t just deal with extreme medical crisis’ which I hate about most of those shows. The premise of the show is this, a pill poppin’, drug sniffin’, back achin’ nurse who is a veteran in the field is just trying to make it through her days. The episode took some nice twists and turns and there are some ethical questions about her character, but all in all I thought it was original. There is humor, drama and the occasional gratuitous sex scene, no nudity though… It’s definitely a program for the adults. Remember, it’s not reality, it is Hollywood. It’s all about ratings and if those things interest you, then I think you just might like it. So when you’re on your next travel nursing assignment and you don’t know what to do or what to watch, might I suggest this show?
Watch the first episode of “Nurse Jackie” for yourself and let me know what you thought! I’d love to hear what you have to say. The site for nurses NurseTogether.com has a forum with responses to the show. Check them out as well!
About the Author: Patrick
Patrick Fuerstenau here.
Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here.
I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company
. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me.
Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager!
And I love writing about travel nursing