Seton Hall University College of Nursing was pleased to join forces with Digiplex Theaters in honor of Nurses Week and the premiere of The American Nurse: Healing America (The American Nurse), a Carolyn Jones documentary. Nursing students and faculty provided blood pressure screenings to Westfield residents in early May to emphasize the role of nurses in preventive care. The American Nurse will premiere locally at the Cranford Digiplex on Thursday, May 8, 2014 through Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Cranford, NJ and at the Sparta Digiplex in Sparta, NJ.
According to its website, the American Nurse Project strives “to inspire audiences to think about nurses in a way that they may never have before, with a newfound appreciation for this indispensable figure on the front lines of health and healthcare today: the American nurse.” The documentary captures the different ways that nurses work and improve the lives of others, from working with veterans to a nursing home run by nuns, to nurses who work in prisons – there is no set narrative, but caring for others is a common thread among nurses.
Seton Hall students were excited to get out into the community to promote the role of nurses. Junior Kylie Wofsy noted, “Interacting with others is really what nursing is all about. Speaking with people and putting our skills into practice really crystallizes what we’ve learned so far in our B.S.N. curriculum.”
Nurse.com is offering 1.5 free contact hours for those who watch the movie and meet the required objectives. Those interested in learning more about the Seton Hall's nursing programs-- from the B.S.N. to NJ's only Master's Entry program, to the Ph.D.-- should contact the College of Nursing directly.
About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the Ph.D. program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession.
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