Brittney Edwards, Director of Marketing and Communications
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FRONTIER NURSING UNIVERSITY HOSTS SCREENINGS OF AWARD-WINNING ‘THE AMERICAN NURSE’ MOVIE TO KICK OFF ‘NATIONAL NURSES WEEK’ MAY 6-12
Lexington, KY – National Nurses Week, which proudly celebrates the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients, begins May 6, and Frontier Nursing University will host special screening engagements of the award-winning documentary THE AMERICAN NURSE (DigiNext Films) in Lexington, Ky. “The American Nurse”, The American Academy of Nursing’s Excellence in Media Award winner, highlights the work and lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, also exploring important topics such as aging, war, poverty and prisons.
“At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it’s as a patient or as a loved one,” said the filmmaker, Carolyn Jones. “And that one encounter can mean the difference between suffering and peace; between chaos and order. Nurses matter.”
The movie, which was made possible by a grant from Fresenius Kabi, is being presented locally through sponsorship by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AARP, together with the American Nurses Foundation and Carmike Cinemas, which has made up to 150 of its theatre locations available as host sites for the National Nurses Week screenings, including the Lexington, Ky Carmike 10. Fresenius Kabi, a global care company that specializes in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The Campaign for Action works in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to implement recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to advance nursing.
Frontier Nursing University, a graduate nursing school that educates nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, is hosting the only screenings in the state of Kentucky while at least 50 other screenings of THE AMERICAN NURSE, will take place on the same day from California to Florida. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to help local efforts to advance nursing.
“I know that audiences will walk away from this movie with a much deeper understanding of the important roles that nurses play, and how vital nursing is to improving quality of care in the home, community, classroom and hospital,” said Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior adviser for nursing and director of the Campaign for Action. “We are thrilled to be working with Carmike and Carolyn Jones to deliver this powerful message.”
An up-to-date list of theatres playing THE AMERICAN NURSE can be found at www.diginextfilms.com/tan, which includes links to purchase advance tickets.
“The American Nurse” Exclusive Screening
Wednesday May 6th
12 noon & 7:00 p.m.
Carmike 10, 3151 Maple Leaf Drive, Lexington, KY 40509
$8/person, $7/child – tickets can be purchased at the door.
Visit www.frontier.edu to learn more about Frontier Nursing University.
About Frontier Nursing University
For more than 75 years, Frontier Nursing University, with its heart in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, has educated nursing and midwifery leaders who have touched the lives of children and families across the nation and around the globe. Our master’s and doctoral programs educate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations. By utilizing distance-learning methods, FNU makes graduate-level education accessible to nurses in all areas, and ultimately fosters accessibility to quality healthcare by graduating advanced-practice providers to work in underserved communities. Learn more: www.Frontier.edu
Domestic Nursing Shortage
The United States will need 1.1 million new registered nurses over the next eight years, according to the American Nurses Association (ANA). Demand for healthcare services is growing rapidly due to aging Baby Boomers, combined with millions of newly insured people and a shortage of primary care providers. A portion of all proceeds from the film will benefit the American Nurse Scholarship Fund, which has already awarded past scholarships, with more planned in 2015.
Nurses Attending THE AMERICAN NURSE Can Earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits
Information for nursing professionals interested in securing discounted continuing education credit hours for attending the film is available at: http://ce.nurse.com/course/web231/the-american-nurse. Approximately 11,000 nurses have already earned CE Credit via www.nurse.com for viewing and attending THE AMERICAN NURSE.