American Nurse Movie Highlights Impact of Lives Nurses Touch

American Nurse Movie Highlights Impact of Lives Nurses Touch

The Texas Team, an action coalition created to implement a strategic plan that will address issues facing nurses in the Institute of Medicine Report, “The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health,” will bring the screening of The American Nurse, a heart-warming documentary that gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of five nurses. According to the coalition, the film is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America.

The American Nurse will Screen in El Paso at Carmike 16, 9840 Gateway Blvd. North, on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

“This film hallmarks the quality of care that patients receive in all walks of life from birth to death. Along that walk there is always a nurse. Because of this role that nurses play it is essential for the profession to focus on the needs of its community and its future,” said Amanda Pierce-Anaya, DNP, MSN, RN. “As a director and assistant professor at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, it is a goal to teach the nursing students the importance of their role in the profession. Because of this we are engaging our students and are challenging them to take part in the film by volunteering their time at the theatre and also to watch the movie and see the impact they have on lives that they will touch as they pass their boards and become licensed,” said Dr. Pierce.

The American Nurse is an important contribution to America’s ongoing conversation about what it means to care. Prior to the screening, attendees will be welcomed by Susan B. Hassmiller PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Advance tickets can be purchased at or  For more information, visit

Nurses who see the documentary can earn 1.5 hours of free CNE, for a limited time, courtesy of A portion of the proceeds from The American Nurse Project have been earmarked to a new scholarship program under the auspices of the American Nurses Foundation.