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Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now

Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone. But most people know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing.

Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now offers a unique look into the complex and challenging world of being a nurse, exploring the many different roles that nurses play and their areas of practice, from the bedside to the board room, and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others.

Filmed on location in 10 states across the country, more then 70 nurses are featured from hospitals, clinics, business, nursing schools and nursing associations, including bedside nurses, nurse practitioners, public health nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders, among them the Corporate CNO of Kaiser Permanente and the CEO and President of the American Nurses Association.

"As a nurse educator, I know that this film reveals the true value and message of what nursing is. It provides insight into the real world of nursing. Everyone who is a nurse and anyone who wants to be a nurse needs to see this film."

  • Prof. Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Hunter College, CUNY

"Recommended. Very helpful for students who are considering a nursing career as well as faculty in introductory nursing courses."

  • Educational Media Reviews Online

"Addresses many contemporary issues in nursing with accuracy and clarity, including nursing education, advanced practice, policy, and research."

  • Science Books and Films (AAAS)

Comments (1)

Anonymous picture

Excellent presentation about the mission and evolution of nursing.

I personally advocated for many individuals and families in the nearly 40 year nursing career of my own (from LPN to nurse practitioner from obstetrics to hospice care).
I felt tears of sadness, joy, and hope as ...Read more