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Reviews of television series featuring nurses

Current Health Television Shows Television Series No Longer in Production
Analyses of Other Television Series Documentaries
Talk and Game Shows News Shows
Commercials Webisodes

Rating guide:
excellent = 4 stars; good = 3 stars; fair = 2 stars, poor = 1 star

   
Current Health Television Shows

(ordered by nursing rating)
  
 
Nursing rating
 
Call the Midwife
 
(2012 - present) 3 1/2 stars
 
Nurse Jackie
 
(2009 - present) 2 1/2 stars
 
The Glades
 
(2010 - present)
1 star
 
Hart of Dixie
 
(2011 - present)
1 star
 
Royal Pains
 
(2009 - present)
1 star
 
Grey's Anatomy
 
(2005 - present)

1/2 star

 
The Mindy Project
 
(2012 - present)

1/2 star

 

 
 

 

Health Shows No Longer in Production
(ordered by nursing rating)

Nursing
rating

 
Artistic
rating

 
  Mercy (2009 - 2010)
3 1/2 stars
3 1/2 stars
 
HawthoRNe
 
(2009 - 2011)
3 stars
3 1/2 stars
  ER

          Single episode reviews
(1994 - 2009)
2 stars
3 1/2 stars
 
Combat Hospital
 
(2011)
2 stars
2 stars
  M*A*S*H (1972 - 1983)
1 1/2 stars
4 stars
  Scrubs

          Single episode reviews
(2001 - 2010)
1 1/2 stars
3 stars
  Dr. Vegas (2004)
1 1/2 stars
2 stars
  Strong Medicine

          Single episode reviews
(2000 - 2006)
1 1/2 stars
1 1/2 stars
  Miami Medical (2010)
1 1/2 stars
1 1/2 stars
  Becker (1998 - 2004)
1 1/2 stars
1 1/2 stars
  Private Practice (2007 - 2013) 1 star 2 1/2 stars
  Mental (2009)
1 star
2 1/2 stars
  Medical Investigation (2004 - 2005)
1 star
2 1/2 stars
  Three Rivers (2009 - 2010)
1 star
2 stars
  Presidio Med (2002 - 2003)
1 star
2 stars
  Scrubbing In (2013)
1 star
1 star
  House (2004 - 2012)

1/2 star

3 stars
  Gifted Man (2011 - 2012)

1/2 star

2 1/2 stars
  Off the Map (2011)
1 star
2 stars
  Monday Mornings (2013)
1 star
2 stars
  Inconceivable (2005)
1/2 star
1 1/2 stars
  MDs (2002 - 2003)
1/2 star
1 1/2 stars
  Nightingales (1988 - 1989)
1/2 star
1  stars

 
Analyses of Other Television Shows (ordered by date)

 

  Downton Abbey Seasons 1 - 3   
  Whitney Fall 2011   
  NCIS: Los Angeles February 22, 2011   
  The Dr. Oz Show November 4, 2010   
  Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit  September 29, 2010  |  November 23, 2004
  Rizzoli & Isles August 16, 2010   
  The Late Show with David Letterman June 14, 2010   |   December 19, 2005 
  Accidentally on Purpose       April 7, 2010
  Today Show September 11, 2009  |   November 14, 2005  
  Saving Grace       August 18, 2008
  Desperate Housewives       April 13, 2008
  Fox News Channel's Redeye       April 1, 2008
  Curb Your Enthusisam October 28, 2007  |  November 11, 2007
  Dr. Steve-O October 21, 2007
  Heroes    October 9, 2006
  Sopranos March 26, 2006
  Law & Order November 2, 2005
  Cold Case September 25, 2005
  Six Feet Under August 21, 2005   |  July 31, 2005
  Everybody Loves Raymond May 16, 2005
  8 Simple Rules May 11, 2004
  Will & Grace Nov. 13, 2003   |   Nov. 20, 2003   |   April 22, 2004
  7th Heaven November 24, 2003
  Judging Amy   November 11, 2003
  As the World Turns October 14, 2003
  Passions September 12, 2003
  Hack March 15, 2003
  The Man Show  

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