American Nurse Heroes TV Special Airing
The American Nurses Association (ANA), Al Roker Entertainment, and HealthCom Media, publisher of American Nurse Journal, have joined forces to produce a nurse-focused television special to celebrate the heroism of nurses and their immeasurable impact on our nation in this time of crisis and beyond. The American Nurse Heroes campaign will present amazing but true stories of nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the journal, online, and a special network television event which will be supported by FirstNet, built with AT&T.
The goal of this campaign is to increase awareness and appreciation of nurses, while educating viewers on the magnitude of nurses’ work and their positive impact on society and the American healthcare system. Numbering more than 4 million strong, nurses are the largest group of health care professionals in this country. From birth to end of life, all healthcare settings feature at least one nurse treating, caring, and comforting patients and their families.
Globally, the nursing profession celebrated a milestone last year, as the World Health Organization recognized the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightengale by declaring 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In recognition of nurses’ tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Year of the Nurse has been extended through July 2021. Click here to read the full press release.