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TNT and “HawthoRNe” Salute Nurse Heroes

TNT is premiering their new medical drama tonight “HawthoRNe” and I haven’t seen it (with this move and ALL), but being that it’s the network that drops “The Closer” and “Saving Grace” each week, pretty much means it can’t suck.

I did want to take the time to let you know that with the premiere of “Hawthorne”, TNT is running the Hawthorne Salutes Nurse Heroes” program that recognizes the unsung heroes in all communities.  This contest allows the people to nominate the hero nurses in their lives, share their story, and give this hero the recognition deserved.


Cause, let me tell you, when you spend three years seeing pediatric oncology nurses every week, if not every day, you UNDERSTAND what tremendous people they are.  What they give and how driven they have to be to do their job.  This is a breed of person above and beyond awesome.

Maybe it was a nurse that took extraordinary care of your grandma in the hospital, maybe it’s a nurse in the ER who was there for you in a crisis…maybe it’s the nurse that held your kid down while getting her first chemo spinal tap and managed to get her to smile afterwards…MAYBE.

Just saying. *cough* Cindy *cough*

Besides that, nurses can enter TNT’s sweepstake that will send a winner and a friend to LA to visit the set of “HawthoRNe” and for a day at the spa. Spread the word to anyone you know that deserves that prize as a small token for all the amazing work they do.

(My mom, who’s a nurse, will be RUNNING to enter that contest, I hope you win, Ma!!)

“HawthoRNe” premieres tonight on TNT at 8PM EST, and “Saving Grace” premieres tonight at 10PM EST…catch ’em both if you can. I DID watch the “Saving Grace” premiere episode and can I just tell you WHOA.

PLUS!!!  I’ll pick three random commenters to win “Saving Grace” tshirts!! So comment away folks, and if you comment ABOUT a nurse in your life, I’ll count that as two entries….tweet the contest, that’s one more entry!

5 Comments on “TNT and “HawthoRNe” Salute Nurse Heroes”

  1. #1 rachel-asouthernfairytale
    on Jun 16th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Nurses are amazing women!
    When we were in NICU they rocked it, everytime we’ve been in and out for this that and the other, the nurses have been the true heart, soul, passion and power behind it all.

    My dearest friend keeps trying to be a nurse and falling just this short. She will make it one day. Every single mom of two runs up against obstacles and she keeps hittin’ walls. But, her passion, her deepest love and desire is to be a nurse and I know she’ll get there eventually.

    I am stoked to watch this show!

    <3 you lovely

  2. #2 Emily
    on Jun 17th, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I’m not a nurse.. yet. I’m in nursing school though, does that count? I’ll be graduating in 2010 with my BSN.

    Short story for you-
    I went to college straight after high school, like many other teens.


    Didn’t really know what I wanted to do with my life.

    Scraped together a General Studies degree and got the heck out of Dodge.

    Fast forward a couple years.

    My hubby is in the hospital for a few weeks; I’m hugely pregnant and having health issues of my own and can’t take care of him like I want to. His nurses? Rockstars.

    They got to know us (even me, the lowly family member), encouraged us, made us laugh, and cared for him in a way I couldn’t.

    So when our daughter was 4 months old, I started taking classes again. I got a job at the local hospital as a nurses’ aide, and it is like the giant flashing neon sign I never saw in college. “THIS IS THE RIGHT CAREER!” Perfect fit. I can’t wait to become an RN!

    I didn’t get a chance to watch Hawthorne last night, and the previews made it look a little preposterous, but I do want to see it anyway.

    Sorry for the book there, but I’m excited to share!

    Also, you’re probably all “Who the heck is this?”

    Sorry for my lack of commenting.. I do follow you on Google Reader but don’t often click to comment.

    Emilys last blog post..Running on Empty

  3. #3 Kyla
    on Jun 17th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I DVRed it, now the trick is to find time to watch it!

    Kylas last blog post..A Little Off the Top

  4. #4 Desera
    on Jun 17th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    My favorite nurse is Jodi at Broome Oncology. I had to have 4 chemo treatments and she was always so kind and made me feel so comfortable while I was there. There is always one that stands out to you and she was that one. I’m done with chemo and radiation, but I started Tamoxifen today and it’s a little scary to say the least! I mean I don’t have a sheduled doctor appointment until September….what if it comes back before then…how will I know? I didn’t feel the first lump and neither did the surgeon…. it’s all a little unnerving!

  5. #5 Kathy Gault
    on Jul 7th, 2009 at 7:03 am

    I have been a nurse for 25 yrs…I became a nurse largely because of my Fathers struggle with a lifetime of multiple medical problems and his frequent hosptial stays in the 60’s and 70’s.

    I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I remember! Based on what I saw during vists to my Father while hospitalized, our family physician his professionalism and that of all of the nurses I came into contact with during that time in my life. Not to mention due to watching General Hospital, the series with Dianne Carroll in it, Marcus Welby MD and other series of that time.

    They all represented nurses in a professional manner..perhaps not always accurate, but they hit the mark pretty close in those days!

    I have to say that I am VERY concerned about the view of Nurses and the Profession in genral that todays youth will be taking away with them from shows like Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe!

    I have tried talking about my concerns on the TNT website, but have been met with alot of anger and sarcasim from viewers who believe that these shows are “entertainment” and should be viewed from that perspective only.

    At this rate with the modern day problems in society and what is offered to our youth n TV today, our children have a rough road to tow! And are entering THEIR adult views with a very skewed vision of life and the many professions including NURSING.

    Thank you for the opprotunity to express my views. Kathy LPN