The Red Apple rolled out the red carpet last night for the premiere of Showtime’s New York-based medical comedy drama, Nurse Jackie. The controversial show however, is being received with much less fanfare from real life nurses. Nurse Jackie, which centers on a drug addicted nurse who has sex with coworkers on the job (Edie Falco), is drawing criticism from nurse bloggers including Emergiblog, My Strong Medicine and Young and Restless Nurse who all echo the same concern:
No matter how funny, how dramatic or how well written “Nurse Jackie” is, you are doing nothing to advance or promote the nursing profession. But then I guess the goal is ratings and nothing defines a “hit” like sex and drugs. (Emergiblog)
Nurse Jackie faces stiff competition this summer from two other nurse shows – Mercy on NBC and HawthoRNe, starring Jada Pinkett Smith which premieres June 16th on TNT. To find out what other nurses are saying about Nurse Jackie, visit scrubsmag.com.