Last week on VoiceofTheDoctor Radio Show on Friday May 11, 2012 I had the pleasure of talking with
Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE President and CEO of Kirby Bates Associates and
Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA the Chief Nursing Officer for API Healthcare. You can listen to the podcast here or download it from here. We talked about the expanding role of nurses that is essential to fill the void in healthcare in the coming years as we see an aging population and stretched resources. As Kathy put it
Nurses are involved from bedside to boardroom and everything in between
So true and so important especially as they pointed out that there is an increasing shortage of nurses to meet our existing needs let alone our future requirements.
As part of their ongoing comitment to the nursing profession to help fill the recruitment void they are both working on the production of the movie "NURSES, If Florence could see us NOW" which is part of On Nursing Excellence (ONE) that explores the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse in today’s society
The film will show what it means to be a nurse, the many different roles that nurse’s play, from the front line to the Board Room and the realities of nursing - its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others.
Here's a preview of the movie as it stands
The project is well underway but needs your help and support
You can follow the progress on facebook:
Please consider donating - you can sign up to donate to the project to help this film get made and be part of the movie perhaps in the name of a relative who was or is in the nursing profession here
The movie will premier at the ANCC National Magnet Conference Oct 10 - 12 in the Los Angeles Conference Center
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