NURSES If Florence Could See Us Now

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NURSES If Florence Could See Us Now

“A heart-felt, beautiful representation of nursing, and it made me proud.”
– Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN, Arizona Nurses Association

“NURSES… is beyond criticism. It behooves us to watch, listen, then say – when the opportunity presents itself – ‘thank you’. “
– John Ted Wynne, Review The King’s Players Inc, Entertainment with a Difference

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It is hard to find a person whose life has not been touched by a nurse, yet how much do we know about these people we let into some of the most intimate, joyful and difficult moments of the human experience? This film offers a rare look into the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse. It explores what it means to be a nurse, the many different roles that nurses play, from the bedside to the board room, and the realities of nursing – its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Over 100 nurses from across the country were interviewed for this film. Their stories will move you to laughter and to tears.

Directed By – Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA
Executive Producer – On Nursing Excellence
Producer – Sara Moncada Madril
Director of Photography – Marlon Torres
Original Music – Justin R. Durban

Featuring – Among Others

– Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN – President, American Nurses Association (ANA)
– Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN – Vice President, National Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente
– Donna Nickitas,PhD, R, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN – Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing – Editor Nursing Economics
– Ann Marie Brooks, RN, DNSc, MBA, FAAN, FACHE – VP Patient Care Services, Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health
– John Fassett, MS, CNM – Certified Nurse Mid-Wife, OBGYN Associates of San Francisco
– Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN – VP Patient Care Services/CNO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
– Patricia Reid-Pointe, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC – CNO, Sr. Vice President Patient Care Services, Dada Farber Cancer Institute
– Roy Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN- Vice President Nursing Informatics, Cerner Corporation


What People Are Saying About NURSES

“Wonderful, eye-opening, tear rendering reminder of how much nurses give and contribute to everyone… thank you for all who enter into the nursing industry.” 
– Carla Leighow,

“A close up look at the profession of nursing… the privilege of helping to make a difference in people’s lives. I love a movie that makes me feel good and that is exactly what this did.” 
– Amos Lassen,