Any good "nurse" shows on tv? Netflix? - page 3

What's your favorite television series depicting nurses? Now, which one do you believe is the closest thing to reality? We all have different tastes so why is it that you like one over the other? ... Read More

  1. by   KelRN215
    I liked ER but only because I started watching it when I was about twelve.
  2. by   Anoetos
    Grey's Anatomy is ridiculous. Not only do they degrade RNs, the RNs don't do anything. Pt needs to be ambulated? A doc does it. Pt needs meds, a doc gives them. Basically, everything RNs do every day is done at that hospital by doctors. Their nurses are either so horrible that they deserve to be degraded or that show is absolutely asinine. I think the latter.
  3. by   MECO28
    Oh man, I hate Grey's Anatomy so much. My partner got hooked on it in med school and every time she puts it on I get up on my soapbox about the doctors hanging IV fluids, drawing their own labs, etc. I cannot conceive how anyone in the medical field can tolerate it!

    I will admit to a soft spot for Nurse Jackie. She says all the things I think. And minus the narc-popping she's a pretty bad*** nurse!
  4. by   LaurenD.
    HawthoRNe and and scrubs was pretty funny and greys anatomy
  5. by   K+MgSO4
    Over here in Australia they just aired a UK doco called "confessions of a nurse" It is like they are reading my mind with their thoughts and the pt ratios are similar to what I dealt with in Ireland.

    another UK show "Casulty" been going for years and years, pretty accurte portrayl of nursing

    here in Aus there was a showed called "All Saints" another good one.

    I'm sure that these can be found on the net somewhere
  6. by   nursejackiern12b
    There's a new show on HBO called "Getting On", its a comedy but its about nurses and the reviews online suggests its very real in the LTC world. You can watch the 6 episode first season on HBOGO
  7. by   adreamdeferred
    I liked Hawthorne when it stuck to the hospital stuff and not the love triangle piece. I liked the drama overall for everyone else but I felt it took away from my heroine Christina, I was truly a fan. I absolutely hated Scrubbin' In even though I only saw one episode. I could barely stomach watching just that. The only black nurse they could find was filled with sooo much drama and anger? Really?!!! I'm also a fan of Scrubs even though it was mostly about doctors. I used to watch it late at night so much that the tune got stuck in my then 3 year old's head. Here I am thinking he is asleep until I noticed during the day he kept humming this same tune over and over again. I finally figured out he was singing, "I'm not superman!". LOL
  8. by   suga_junkie
    Quote from K+MgSO4
    Over here in Australia they just aired a UK doco called "confessions of a nurse" It is like they are reading my mind with their thoughts and the pt ratios are similar to what I dealt with in Ireland. another UK show "Casulty" been going for years and years, pretty accurte portrayl of nursing here in Aus there was a showed called "All Saints" another good one. I'm sure that these can be found on the net somewhere
    All Saints was great, it really portrayed doctors and nurses working together as a team. I started watching it when I was 10 years old. Still watching re-runs on Foxtel
  9. by   herring_RN
    "Wit". Emma Thompson plays a woman dying of cancer.
    Nurses are portrayed accurately in my opinion.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243664/reviews
  10. by   nursefrances
    Quote from Gizmo13
    So...Drama like "HawthoRNe" with Jada Pickett Smith in it. I liked it but it was a quick few seasons, all nurses!
    I watched a few of these. I also liked that it was based around nurses. But one episode always stuck out to me. Jada walked out of a room where there was a code or something obviously emergent happening. A doctor yelled out an order, "Push potassium stat!"
    I don't know if I watched it after that.
  11. by   PacoUSA
    Even though nurses were featured in a limited way, I did enjoy Strong Medicine when it was on the air, on Lifetime.
  12. by   turnforthenurse
    Quote from sleepy48
    I liked Mercy--it was only on one season in 2009, but was good...
    I loved that show! I'm sad they took it off the air
  13. by   Certifiable
    ER will always have a place in my heart for the most well depicted nurses--- always overworked, fighting with management about staffing, dealing with idiot docs and knowing their stuff.

    People here keep talking about Grey's Anatomy--- the only time they had a nurse in the plot was when she had syphilis or he was horny and being unprofessional with dr. Baily or when they were striking.... common!

    Never seen nurse Jackie... maybe i'll give it a try....

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