Announcing the #Nurse of the Year Shorty Award Presented by the SHOWTIME Original Series NURSE JACKIE

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Awarded to a nurse who is making a difference through Twitter and social media.

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WHAT: The Shorty Awards and SHOWTIME, in anticipation of the upcoming third season of NURSE JACKIE, announce the search to find a standout real nurse producing short-form, real-time social media content on Twitter.

NOMINATIONS: Begin Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 via Twitter and on

CEREMONY: 3rd Annual Shorty Awards, Monday, March 28th, 2011 at The TimesCenter in NYC or via livestream.

Nurses, patients and fans of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME series NURSE JACKIE, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Edie Falco, are invited to join in the search to find a real standout nurse producing short-form, real-time social media content.

Nominations for the #Nurse of the Year Shorty Award can be made simply with a tweet or by visiting Actor Stephen Wallem, who plays nurse Thor Lundgren on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated series, will announce the winner live at the 3rd Annual Shorty Awards.

The third season of NURSE JACKIE will premiere on Monday, March 28th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

For more information on NURSE JACKIE, visit and follow @SHO_Jackie on Twitter.

About the Shorty Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of Twitter" by The New York Times, the Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content. The Shorty Awards are given by the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. Members of the Academy include Alyssa Milano, Dennis Crowley, Craig Newmark, Whitney Port, MC Hammer and Jimmy Wales.

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