NMSU School of Nursing to screen 'The American Nurse' on campus Saturday

NMSU School of Nursing to screen 'The American Nurse' on campus Saturday
Courtesy NMSU
The School Yard
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 9:43am

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing and the New Mexico Nurses Association, District 14 have teamed up to screen a film, "The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones" to the community on Saturday, May 31st at the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall at 2 pm.

Photojournalist and filmmaker Carolyn Jones has spent the past two years interviewing over 100 nurses from every corner of the U.S. in an effort to shine a light on nurses' critical role at the bedside and within our country's healthcare system. She published the book "The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones" to wide critical acclaim and has just completed production on The American Nurse documentary film that explores the role of nursing in the most vulnerable moments of the human experience. This film gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America - poverty, aging, war, justice.

The film has received nationwide accolades from the White House to the American Journal of Nursing and raves in national media (PBS NewsHour, NY Times, USAToday), with a combined publicity reach of 103 million people. Nurses and hospitals across the country are familiar with the American Nurse Project, creating their own projects and using the book in nursing school curricula.

NMSU School of Nursing hopes to promote a realistic view of nursing, interest in the field of nursing and a greater appreciation for nurses on the front lines of healthcare.

Admission is free.

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