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Nurses, If Florence Could See Us Now: Drexel University Online screens documentary on state of nursing today

By Sabrina Ram Florence Nightingale would be proud. That’s the feeling behind the new documentary Nurses — If Florence Could See Us Now, screened by Drexel University Online earlier this month. The film “showcased the complex and challenging world of nursing” with an eye toward new innovations, said Drexel University Online spokeswoman Sabrina Ram, . We’ve […]

NURSES film Executive Producer Karen K. Kirby (left) poses with Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates President Betty Long (right), who dressed as Florence Nightingale to highlight the film title’s nod to the role Nightingale played in the development of modern nursing. Photo courtesy of Sabrina Ram.
NURSES film Executive Producer Karen K. Kirby (left) poses with Guardian Nurses Healthcare AdvocatesPresident Betty Long (right), who dressed as Florence Nightingale to highlight the film title's nod to the role Nightingale played in the development of modern nursing. Photo courtesy of Sabrina Ram.

NURSES film Executive Producer Karen K. Kirby (left) and Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates President Betty Long, who dressed as Florence Nightingale to highlight the film title’s nod to the role Nightingale played in the development of modern nursing. Photo courtesy of Sabrina Ram.

By Sabrina Ram

Florence Nightingale would be proud.

That’s the feeling behind the new documentary Nurses — If Florence Could See Us Now, screened by Drexel University Online earlier this month. The film “showcased the complex and challenging world of nursing” with an eye toward new innovations, said Drexel University Online spokeswoman Sabrina Ram, .

We’ve seen movement in the nursing innovation space, specifically at Penn’s School of Nursing. Check out our coverage of its upcoming healthcare and innovation lab here and more.

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Here’s Ram on the main tech-relevant takeaway from the film:

A key nod in the film was how technology advancements have exponentially grown the nursing field and nurses’ capabilities, allowing them to provide better care and increasing their responsibilities. More than 100 nurses across nine states were interviewed to represent the many different roles nurses play in our society. The documentary featured several nurses from the Philadelphia region, showcasing the significance of nursing in the local area.

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