Favorite nurse movie.

  1. We just recently disscussed favorite nurse books and I was wondering if there were any favorite nurse movies out there?

    I saw and old black and white some years ago about two sisters in nursing school. They were caring for a little boy with a trach that needed suctioning (with their mouths!!) and the one sister left the boy alone to flirt with a doctor and the kid died, but the sister took the fall for it. Wish I could remember the name!
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  3. by   delirium
    In our first semester we all had to watch this old black and white nursing movie called "Mrs. Reynolds". Mrs. Reynolds was an old grouchy lady who apparently had respiratory problems, as they were constantly doing respiratory treatments (i.e. bouncing her bed back and forth like a seesaw, I assume for postural drainage) and she ended up in an iron lung (and a portable iron lung in one scene).
    The premise was that none of the nurses wanted to take care of her because she was so demanding and then this young fresh-faced nursing student came in and changed the way everyone thought of Mrs. Reynolds and nursing in general.
    Sort of idealistic and naive, but nice.
    I thought Whoopi was cool as a nurse in Girl, Interrupted.

  4. by   TracyB,RN
    I remember that Mrs Reynolds movies. I still get patients like that, LOL
  5. by   Paris
    I haven't really seen any movies about people being nurses, but I'm sure there are some good ones out there.

  6. by   Huganurse
    I don't have a favorite movie but a favorite book. I can't wait for the movie! Maybe someday someone will decide to put it on the big screen but for now I'll enjoy the print.
    Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02
  7. by   Scarlette
    "I saw and old black and white some years ago about two sisters in nursing school. They were caring for a little boy with a trach that needed suctioning (with their mouths!!)"

    :uhoh21: We definitely need a vomiting "smiley" thing cause I almost lost my cookies all over the keyboard on that one! EWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   dawngloves
    Huganurse, that IS a great movie idea! Hello? Hollywood?

    Scarlette, I agree! We need a BARF emoticon!!:chuckle But that's how they did it back in the day!

    This movie is realy driving me nuts! I saw it at like 2am on AMC. The good sister had a real ***** of a head nurse, but she saved her life after a bus crash and they became friends.
  9. by   KC CHICK
    it has to be 'pearl harbor'!!!

  10. by   sharann
    One Flew OVer the Cukoos Nest.
    Loved that nurse Ratchit.
    A bit rough around the edges, but she always wore her cap starched and neatly pinned!
    ... especially those wwii ones.
  12. by   beech
    I love the HBO movie "Wit" with Emma Thompson as a cancer patient.
  13. by   oramar
    Did anyone ever see Patricia Neal in Operation Pacific with John Wayne? The movie is not really about nurses it is about being in the Navy in WWII. However, Patricia Neal's performance as a Navy nurse and John Wayne's ex wife is so powerful that as a child I thought it was a movie about nurses. The movie demonstrates the the respect our society had for nurses at the end of WWII very well. I still struggle to comprehend the sequence of events that led to the decline in status the nursing profession experienced during the last 20 years.
  14. by   cbs3143
    How about "Purple Hearts" with Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd.