TNT Celebrates National Nurses Week

TNT will reward one nurse with an exclusive vacation getaway to Los Angeles, including a visit to the set of the new drama series HAWTHORNE and a day-long excursion to a premier spa.   TNT’s HAWTHORNE Heroes Sweepstakes is kicking off during National Nurses Week.  Qualified nurses can enter the sweepstakes through the HAWTHORNE section of  the website found here  

After the sweepstakes closes May 27, one lucky nurse will be chosen at random.  To qualify, a nurse must be licensed and/or certified to practice nursing by any U.S. state or nationally recognized nursing licensing or certification entity.

In addition to the sweepstakes, the HAWTHORNE section of  will feature a special bulletin board where visitors can post tributes to nurses, and TNT will air a public service announcement featuring HAWTHORNE star Jada Pinkett Smith paying tribute to nurses as everyday heroes.

In HAWTHORNE, Pinkett Smith (The Women, The Matrix trilogy) plays Christina Hawthorne, a compassionate and headstrong chief nursing officer who heads a group of dedicated nurses at Richmond Trinity Hospital.  Hawthorne is the kind of nurse you want on your side when you or someone you love is in the hospital. She fights for her patients and doesn’t let them slip through the cracks.  When necessary, she takes on doctors and administrators who are overworked, distracted or just unable to see the human being behind the hospital chart.  

HAWTHORNE also stars Michael Vartan (Alias) as Dr. Tom Wakefield, the oncologist who treated Christina’s husband and who serves as chief of surgery for the hospital.  The cast includes Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees) as Bobbie Jackson, a fellow nurse and one of Hawthorne’s best friends; David Julian Hirsh (Lovebites) as Ray Stein, a nurse struggling with being accepted in a female-dominated profession; Christina Moore (90210) as Candy Sullivan, a nurse with a unique sense of duty; and Hannah Hodson (TNT’s The Ron Clark Story) as Camille, Hawthorne’s daughter.  In addition, special guest star Joanna Cassidy (Six Feet Under) portrays Amanda, Hawthorne’s mother-in-law, who also happens to be a member of the hospital board.


HAWTHORNE Heroes Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the “HAWTHORNE Heroes Sweepstakes.”  Sweepstakes open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and D.C., age 18 or older who have Internet access as of 05/07/09 and who have been licensed and/or certified to practice nursing by any U.S. state or nationally recognized nursing licensing or certification entity.  Subject to Official Rules and void where prohibited.  Sweepstakes begins 12:00:00p.m. ET on 05/08/09; ends 11:59:59p.m. ET on 05/27/09.  For Official Rules and entry information, send a SASE to: “HAWTHORNE Heroes Sweepstakes,” 1050 Techwood Drive, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318 or log on to .  Sponsor: TNT Originals, Inc.