Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this series about a headstrong nurse who will stop at nothing to help her patients includes some bloody images of patients and salty language like "bitch" and "s--t." There is also some sexual innuendo and some pushing, shoving, and arguing. Teens should be able to handle it, but the inappropriate way that Hawthorne's daughter talks to her doesn't send the best message. Sensitive viewers may also find Hawthorne's struggle to cope with her husband's death hard to watch.
Some sexual innuendo, including references to â¿¿sexyâ¿ paramedics and subtle references to sexual pleasure when female nurses touch male patients.
Occasional pushing, shoving, and other rough behavior. Some scenes show bloody patients being found or wheeled into the hospital; one suicidal patient is shown standing on a rooftop ledge and then on the pavement with bloody wounds.
Language includes words like â¿¿damn," "hell," â¿¿bitch,â¿ and (infrequently)Â â¿¿s--tâ¿.
Hawthorne is extremely pro-patient, but she often violates hospital protocol, as well as using her work to deal with the loss of her husband. Doctors are frequently shown looking down on nurses. An international doctor with an extreme accent accuses Nurse Sullivan of not speaking English. Hawthorne is a single mother; her daughter, Camille, often talks to her mother inappropriately. The hospital's staff is diverse.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Frequent references to prescription medications. Some patients are addicts.