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Chatham University’s Nursing Program To Host The American Nurse Film on October 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Nursing program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a screening of The American Nurse – Healing America on October 16, 2014 at 7:00pm in Eddy Theatre on the Shadyside Campus. The event will also include a networking session following the film. The event is free for participants and any nurse who watches the film will receive 1.50 CE credits through Nurse.com.

The film is based on the book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, published in 2012. Photojournalist and filmmaker Carolyn Jones has spent the past years photographing and recording the unique experiences of nurses at work in an effort to shine a light on nurses’ critical role at the bedside and within our country’s healthcare system. This film gives a voice to nurses who are on the front lines of the biggest issues facing America – poverty, aging, war and justice. The American Nurse follows five nurses from the book along with their patients: Tonia Faust with maximum-security prison inmates; Jason Short with home health patients in Appalachia; Brian McMillion with soldiers returning from war; Naomi Cross with mothers giving birth; and Sister Stephen with nursing home patients at the end of life.

This documentary received nationwide accolades from the White House to the American Journal of Nursing and raves in national media such as PBS News Hour, NY Times, and USA Today with a combined publicity reach of 103 million people to date.

To register for this event and more information, contact Jennifer J. Wasco at jwasco@chatham.edu. For more information about the documentary, please visit http://www.americannurseproject.com.

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review’s Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named to Sierra magazines list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.”

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Now fully coed, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the fields driving tomorrow’s economy—sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.

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