The BEST Episodes of Nurse Jackie
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020
"Nurse Jackie" is a half-hour comedy that is at turns wicked, heartbreaking and funny. Edie Falco stars as the title character Jackie O'Hurley, a strong-willed and brilliant -- but very flawed -- emergency room nurse in a complicated New York City hospital. A lapsed Catholic with an occasional weakness for Vicodin and Adderall to get her through the days, Jackie keeps the hospital balanced with her own kind of justice. Every day is a high wire act of juggling patients, doctors, fellow nurses and her own indiscretions.
#1 - Sisterhood
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 22, 2014
Jackie reluctantly attends Kevin's wedding. Carrie makes demands on Coop.
#2 - Flight
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 29, 2014
Coop gets a surprise. Jackie hits the road. Season finale.
#3 - Godfathering
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 26, 2015
Jackie is on the floor again but back to square one. Under the Diversion Program, she cannot touch patients or medication and undergoes mandatory daily urine screens. But in her new role, she learns two big secrets with which she must contend. Akalitus makes it clear that she isn’t going to make life easy for Jackie. Just as the tables have turned in her relationship with Jackie, Zoey learns the outcome of her Master’s program application. Carrie withholds news about her pregnancy from Coop.
#4 - Handle Your Scandal
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2012
While Cruz is in care, Jackie goes over his head to get the ER under control, resulting in her dismissal from All Saints for insubordination. Jackie pulls Grace out of Catholic school. O'Hara goes into labour and Jackie returns to All Saints in spite of Cruz. Charlie arrives at the ER and Cruz asks Jackie to help him save Charlie's life.
#5 - Super Greens
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 27, 2014
Coop gets the crushing news that his sperm count is too low to allow him to donate. Carrie gets a lucky break, which leads to a medical segment on the local news. Akalitus is on a winning streak, too, with her poker habit starting to pay off. Jackie, however, gets blindsided when Grace - who's been arrested for shoplifting - drops a bomb.
#6 - Sidecars and Spermicide
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 15, 2014
Jackie breaks up with Frank and tries to separate herself from the people closest to her so she can keep using drugs. Meanwhile, Carrie forgets Coop's 40th birthday; the DEA investigation intensifies; and Zoey decides to become a nurse practitioner.
#7 - Jungle Love
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2014
Jackie goes off the deep end when she witnesses the budding relationship between Kevin's fiancé, Mia, and Grace. Frank discloses a secret about his past - giving Jackie all the ammo she needs to keep him at bay. Meanwhile, back at All Saints, Akalitus' poker streak continues, Coop and Carrie's bond deepens when she decides to put him on television, and Prentiss gets a visitor from his past.
#8 - Coop Out
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 2015
Jackie stirs up trouble when she rallies her co-workers against the developers, but an attractive offer challenges her allegiance. Coop prepares for his last day at All Saints while Carrie is confused by his excitement about leaving. Dr. Bernie Prince, Coop’s replacement, arrives and surprises everyone with his carpe diem attitude.
#9 - Years of Service
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 7, 2010
Jackie returns to All Saints where she must confront everyone.
#10 - Mitten
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 18, 2011
Jackie finds a new hiding place for her pills and buries the hatchet with O'Hara, who becomes ER chief. Zoey works her first double shift. Kevin invites Eddie to a backyard barbecue. Jackie must tell more lies to retrieve her misplaced stash.
#11 - Jackie and the Wolfe
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2015
Jackie and Eddie's nice quiet morning is ruined by an unexpected knock at the door.
#12 - Twitter
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 29, 2010
Jackie covers for a hung-over O'Hara, while Eddie befriends Kevin and Dr. Coop gets hooked on microblogging.
#13 - Clean
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 12, 2015
Whilst in jail following her arrest, Jackie suffers through detox. Expecting a confrontation with Gloria Akalitus, Jackie approaches a lawyer with her return to All Saints.
#14 - Teachable Moments
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2013
Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who then lays waste to the pharmacy; Frank cancels a lunch date with Jackie; Zoey hears Coop and Carrie having sex; Jackie worries about Frank when she learns that a cop has been shot.
#15 - Pillgrimage
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 20, 2014
Jackie steals Dr. Roman's DEA number. Coop is recruited by a 'sperm scout.'
#16 - ...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2011
Jackie tries to avoid an HR demand for a urine sample, and her husband, who seems to have found out about her affair with Eddie.
#17 - Smile
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 28, 2013
After their custody meeting, Jackie rear-ends Kevin and wakes up as a patient in her own ER. Kevin accuses her of using. Coop begins covering for Carrie and taking on a lot more work. When Carrie checks on Jackie, she writes her a prescription for Oxy, unaware she's an addict. The most unlikely person asks Jackie out on a date.
#18 - Orchids and Salami
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 9, 2011
Kelly wins over the All Saints staff; Kevin finds pills in a dental floss dispenser; a patient soothes Coop's depression; Jackie pockets drugs.
#19 - Vigilante Jones
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 21, 2015
Jackie has to perform a procedure when Dr. Prince manages to endanger a patient. A secret shocks Zoey.
#20 - Apple Bong
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2010
Jackie supplies a patient with marijuana to ease their pain. Kevin prefers going out with Eddie rather than spending the night with Jackie. Zoey believes she is pregnant.
#21 - Sleeping Dogs
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 24, 2010
In order to get a phony prescription, Jackie falsifies an MRI. The campaign's end has its effects on Coop. Eddie is back as the hospital's pharmacist.
#22 - Monkey Bits
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 10, 2010
Coop arranges a date for Georgia and Eddie. Jackie's daughter Grace starts therapy.
#23 - Candyland
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 2010
O'Hara offers financial help, but Jackie and Kevin refuse to take it. Eddie and Kevin's secret friendship is revealed.
#24 - Soul
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2013
It's Jackie's one-year anniversary of sobriety; Jackie and Frank fight, He feels he took a big unreciprocated step forward in their relationship, and now he's taking one backward; Wally, an 80 year old gay man with advanced liver cancer is admitted into the hospital. Thor instantly gravitates toward him; Zoey acts very professionally and rigid around Prentiss after their intimate evening; Carrie is notified there will be a peer review of her first few months of residency, Coop pleads for her to stay but Akalitus, Prentiss and Jackie vote against; Wally asks Jackie to administer his last rites; When Zoey learns that Grace isn't going to Jackie's anniversary celebration she rents a car and kidnaps Grace from school, Grace has a breakdown; Jackie nonchalantly takes the pill from her ring box and swallows it, she arrives at her celebration stoned in front of everyone including surprise guest O'Hara who has flown in for the special day.
#25 - Nancy Wood
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2014
Jackie's fake identity is compromised when it's learned that Carrie's DEA number has been stolen by a woman named Nancy Wood. Meanwhile, Jackie worries about her dwindling bank account and lack of pills; and Prentiss gives Zoey a shocking message.