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Thursday, May 1, 2014
The American Nurse - May 8 - 15 for National Nurses Week
The American Nurse is a heart-warming documentary that
gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing
America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of five
nurses.It is an examination of real
people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the
challenges of healing America.
The American Nurse explores
how nurses help all of us deal with issues that matter most and celebrates the
important role of nurses. This documentary explores some of the biggest issues
facing America through the work and lives of five nurses and what it means to
be a nurse.
Military Nurse Brian McMillion in The American Nurse
Military nurse Brian McMillion, an army veteran and former medic cares for soldiers returning home from war.
Nurse Jason Short forges into remote, poverty-stricken Appalachia to reach homebound patients battling cancer, diabetes and black lung disease.
Nurse Tonia Faust runs a prison hospice program and oversees inmates who volunteer to
care for their dying peers.
Nurse Jason Short in The American Nurse
Naomi Cross coaches new moms in labor and also serves as a bereavement counselor
for grieving patients when things don't go as
Sister Stephen runs a nursing home filled with animals to bring comfort to dying
The American Nurse explores how nurses help all of us
deal with issues that matter most and celebrates the important role of nurses.
At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse. The American Nurse is an important contribution to
America’s ongoing conversation about what it means to care. Nurses who see the documentary will have the opportunity to earn 1.5 hours of free CNE (Continuing Nursing Education), beginning May 8 - 12 during National Nurses Week, courtesy of Nurse.com.