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American Nurses Foundation and Fresenius Kabi USA Hosted Screening of New Documentary

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The American Nurses Foundation and Fresenius Kabi USA presented the world premiere screening of The American Nurse, a powerful documentary by Carolyn Jones, May 7 and 8 in Washington DC in conjunction with National Nurses Week.

Watch the film trailer here.

The movie is NOW AVAILABLE for rental and download here.

Hear from Fresenius Kabi USA CEO John Ducker why nurses are so critical to healthcare.

Read Washington Post article about documentary.

Donate now to The American Nurse Scholarship Fund. Proceeds provide annual scholarships for nursing students nationally. Contributions to the Fund match funding available through the American Nurses Association’s state nursing organizations. In this way the film, like its inspiration The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones benefits nurses and their patients.

In 2013 proceeds from The American Nurse book were used in support five innovative teams of nurses at National Children’s Health System in Washington DC. Learn more about how these nurses are making a difference.

About the Film

The American Nurse explores some of the biggest issues facing America – poverty, war, aging, prisons – through the work and lives of five registered nurses,  The feature-length film is by Carolyn Jones, who is known internationally for her socially proactive filmmaking and medium-format photography. The genesis for the film was Ms. Jones’s work on the award-winning book, The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, released in 2012 and made possible by a grant from Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company specializing in medicines and technologies used to treat chronically and critically ill patients.

The nurses featured in the film include: Jason Short with Home Care Health Services, Appalachia; Sister Stephen Bloesl from the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin; Brian McMillion at the Veterans Health Administration San Diego Medical Center; Tonia Faust from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola; and Naomi Cross, a labor and delivery nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

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