GARDNER – Nurses and those interested in a career in nursing are invited to celebrate National Nurses’ Week on Tuesday, May 12 with the American Nurse Project, hosted by Mount Wachusett Community College’s School of Health Professions, Public Service Programs and Social Sciences. Nurses attending the free event may apply for continuing education credits through nurse.com.
The documentary explores some of the biggest issues facing this country – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the experiences of five nurses at work. The film premiered to sold-out crowds during National Nurses’ Week in 2014. Screenings will take place at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the MWCC Fine Arts Center theater.
The photographs and narratives aim to inspire audiences to think about nurses in a way that they may never have before, with a newfound appreciation for this indispensable figure on the front lines of health and healthcare today: the American nurse.
Following the 2 and 5:30 p.m. showings, college representatives will be available to answer questions regarding education programs offered at Mount Wachusett. A mini job fair with several healthcare employers will take place theater lobby, and advisors from the health programs will be available to answer questions.
Register online at mwcc.edu/wf/american-nurse or call 978-630-9124.