Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now A film by Kathy Douglas
92 minutes, color, English, 2012
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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.
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
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"This was the most incredible depiction of nursing that I've ever seen."
- Paula Dycus, DNP, RN, Tennessee Nurses Association member
"A heart-felt, beautiful representation of nursing, and it made me proud." - Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN, Arizona Nurses Association member
"A close up look at the profession of nursing [and] 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, Reviewsbyamoslassen.com
"You might expect a straight-up doc on the profession of nursing to be less than thrilling, but you'd be wrong. Over 100 nurses talk about their jobs in ways that make it sound like a religious experience, relating tales of life, death, sorrow, joy and the mystical essence of workaday miracles -- all for zero respect and near-zero pay. Inspiring, fun and lively." - Video TapeWorm
● Jonathan and Laurie Reunion: 5 years since the moment that changed their lives
● Extended Interview with Marla Weston, CEO, American Nurses Association (ANA)
● Alayna Davis, RN, helps her patient get married
● Interview with Kathy Douglas, RN, Film Director