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The Good Nurse Parents Guide – Is it Kid Friendly?

Wondering if The Good Nurse on Netflix is ok for kids? This true crime drama has the star power, but does the dialogue deliver? Full of strong language here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to The Good Nurse on Netflix.

The Good Nurse Parents Guide

The Good Nurse Parents Guide

Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse, Amy (Jessica Chastain) risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events. The Good Nurse is based on Charles Graeber’s book “The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder.”

Amy is a compassionate nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition, and she is stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the hard and demanding night shifts at the ICU. Doctors says high stress could put her life in danger but she need this job for insurance to pay for her needed surgery. 

However, when she meets Charlie (Eddie Redmayne) at the hospital, she finally has a friend. When patient deaths don’t seem to add up, Charlie just may be the number one suspect.

Why is the The Good Nurse Rated R?

The Good Nurse is rated R for language and brief nudity which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 17.


There is a lot of profanity in The Good Nurse including many uses of f*ck, sh*t, hell, and uses of Deity like “g-d” and “Jesus.”

Mature Content

You can see a woman’s breast (non-sexual) for a period of time.

The mature themes about a serial killer inside a hospital is suspenseful and may be too much for some tweens and teens. The deaths themselves are not particularly gory, but are disturbing, as the killer preys on patients.

The Good Nurse Age Rating

Is The Good Nurse Appropriate for Kids Under 17?

In The Good Nurse you can expect to hear profanity used by some of the characters, deaths of characters, and mature conversations/topics about murders, financial hardships, and trust. To sum it up, The Good Nurse is not kid friendly, mainly due to mature content.

While Chastain and Redmayne deliver excellent performances, the subject matter may not be interesting to kids, tweens and even teens. It’s not sensational, flashy, or particularly gruesome. What The Good Nurse does do well is build up slowly to a good psychological thriller with talented leads.

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