My Experience on American Nurse Heroes
This past April, I received an invitation to be among the nurses to be interviewed for the American Nurse Heroes documentary film. Although, I wasn’t going to answer questions about my expanding medical history, the interview drew a certain parallel with a desk-side or bedside clinical Q&A. I had to fully grasp the questions and provide an honest answer. I felt I was taking part in something larger than myself, and I was honoring the great work of nurses who came before me. Articulating what I do as an educator during the filming gave me a confirmation that our collective professional identity as nurses is at the core of what we do on a daily basis. For me, the film is a cinematic validation of the value of nursing care and why the public trusts nurses.