Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now
(Institutional Edition)
Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now <br> (Institutional Edition)
Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now
(Institutional Edition)
Item#: NUR-983
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Running Time: 92 minutes
and 53 Minutes • Closed Captioned
Scene Selection • Grades 10 – Adult
Classroom Guide + Special Features
A film by Kathy Douglas


"Recommended. Career counselors in high school and college would find this video very helpful for students who are considering a nursing career as well as faculty in introductory nursing courses. Practicing nurses should also find the film to be inspirational and affirming."
– Educational Media Reviews Online

"Addresses many contemporary issues in nursing with accuracy and clarity, including nursing education, advanced practice, policy, and research. The DVD is user friendly and does offer options for selecting individual interviews which could be used with discussion activities."
– Science Books and Films (AAAS)

"As a Nurse Educator, I know that this film reveals the true value and message of what nursing is. It provides insight into the real world of nursing. Everyone who is a nurse and anyone who wants to be a nurse needs to see this film. "
– Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN
  Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
  Deputy Executive Officer, PhD in Nursing Program
  Editor, Nursing Economics

“Highlights both the intellect and compassion of real nurses, and provides keen insight into their hearts and minds as they share their joyful and bittersweet moments meeting the needs of patients, from tiny babies to the remote-living Navajo elderly. Captures the almost limitless possibilities of a career in nursing by featuring nurses in critical care, oncology, nurse education, public health, and policy-setting, to name a few.”
–The American Nurse

“The most incredible depiction of nursing that I've ever seen.”
–Paula Dycus, DNP, RN, Tennessee

“A heart-felt, beautiful representation of nursing.”
-Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN, Arizona

"As a student nurse, we do not know exactly what it is like to work as a real nurse. Watching this movie made me even more excited to graduate and start my life long career."
-Student Nurse, Viterbo University, School of Nursing, Wisconsin

"I have recently been struggling alot with what I want to do in nursing. This film gave me hope that I will find an area I really enjoy and that there is a place for everyone."
-Student Nurse, Viterbo University, School of Nursing, Wisconsin

"Our school experienced an explosion of enthusiasm after seeing this film."
–Andrea Sehmel, RN, BN, Nursing Faculty, Grays Harbor College




All prices include DVD and Limited PPR

• K-12 Schools, Public Libraries, Community Groups:$89
• Colleges, Government, Businesses: $295
• Colleges, Government, Businesses (with DSL): $595


Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone, sometimes in the most intimate, difficult or joyful moments of the human experience. But most of us know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing.

Nurses - If Florence Could See Us Now offers a unique look into the complex and challenging world of being a nurse, exploring the many different roles that nurses play and their areas of practice, from the bedside to the board room, and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others.

Filmed on location in 10 states across the country, more then 70 nurses are featured from hospitals, clinics, business, nursing schools and nursing associations, including bedside nurses, nurse practitioners, public health nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders, among them the Corporate CNO of Kaiser Permanente and the CEO and President of the American Nurses Association.

The film would be useful in a wide range of health care, medical, nursing, career development, psychology and sociology classes.

Among those featured are:

• Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN - President, American Nurses Association (ANA)

• Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN - Vice President, National Patient Care Services, Kaiser Permanente

• Ann Marie Brooks, RN, DNSc, MBA, FAAN, FACHE - VP Patient Care Services, Riddle Hospital, Main Line Health

• John Fassett, MS, CNM - Certified Nurse Mid-Wife, OBGYN Associates of San Francisco

• Mary Dee Hacker, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN - VP Patient Care Services/CNO, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

• Patricia Reid-Pointe, RN, DNSc, FAAN, NEA-BC - CNO, Sr. Vice President Patient Care Services, Dada Farber Cancer Institute

• Roy Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN - Vice President Nursing Informatics, Cerner Corporation


- Extended Interview with Marla Weston - CEO, American Nurses Association (ANA)
- Interview with Film Director Kathy Douglas, RN
- Alayna Davis, RN – Helps her patient get married
- Jonathan and Lori Reunion - 5 years later