October 11th, 2012 marked the world premier of NURSES, If Florence Could See Us Now which debuted at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles.
“Who knows nurses better than nurses?
That was our thought when we took on our latest project of creating a film that paints a true picture of nurses today. From the bedside to the board room, this film explores the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse, the many different roles that nurses play, and the realities of nursing – its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others.
The new film project…will honor the lifetime achievements of Joyce C. Clifford, PhD, RN, FAAN who recently passed away. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and designated Living Legend in 2005, her countless accomplishments and contributions to the profession of nursing have been an inspiration to so many across healthcare.” (From On Nursing Excellence’s facebook page.)
Over 1,000 nurses were involved in the making of this film and ALL those who gave to fund this project — even those who only gave $10 — were mentioned in the credits as well. No contribution was too small to be honored and thanked for.
“We feel that during these times of major change in healthcare, it is important to deepen the general understanding of who nurses are and the invaluable contributions they make,” said Kathy Douglas, RN, film director.
Please visit Nurses: The Movie for more information.