Women on Med TV: From Julia to Nurse Jackie

Their roles have changed, but the woman in the white coat has always known how to keep the ward in line (11 Photos)

Kimberly Potts on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:13PM

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Women on Med TV: From Julia to Nurse Jackie

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Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie

Sure she's had an ongoing affair behind her husband's back, and sure, she's addicted to drugs that she routinely steals from the very hospital where she works. Nobody's saying nurse Jackie isn't, um, complicated. But no one's saying she's not a good nurse, either. In fact, she's a top notch, attentive and empathetic nurse. It's her life-coping skills that, obviously, need work.

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