The American Nurse

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The American Nurse explores some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the lives and work of five nurses: Jason Short with home-bound patients in Appalachia; Tonia Faust with prison inmates providing hospice care; Naomi Cross bringing babies into the world in Labor & Delivery; Sister Stephen running a nursing home where the entire nursing staff comes together to sing for dying residents; and Army veteran Brian McMillion rehabilitating wounded soldiers returning from war. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America.

Director: Carolyn Jones

Produced By: Carolyn Jones, Lisa Frank. Distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment.

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