Bittersweet comedy drama about a community mental-health nurse.

Nurse - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-10

Nurse - Nurse Ratched - Netflix

Nurse Ratched (also known as “Big Nurse”) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as well as the 1975 film. A cold, heartless tyrant, Nurse Ratched became the stereotype of the nurse as a battleaxe. She has also become a popular metaphor for the corrupting influence of power and authority in bureaucracies such as the mental institution in which the novel is set. The role in the film version of the novel was turned down by Anne Bancroft, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Page, Colleen Dewhurst, and Ellen Burstyn before Louise Fletcher received it. Fletcher had only acted once in the 13 years before appearing in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She was thought of for the role after Shelley Duvall was suggested for an alternative role and Miloš Forman saw Fletcher appear with her in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us.

Nurse - Other media - Netflix

Nurse Ratched was a recurring character in the ABC series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Ingrid Torrance and works for the Evil Queen as a nurse in the mental hospital in Storybrooke. Although she appears in several episodes, her name is first revealed in the fifth season premiere “The Dark Swan”. Actress Sarah Paulson will portray the character in Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix adaptation, Ratched.

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