NURSES, the movie

The film has been named! "NURSES, If Florence could see us NOW". An in-depth exploration of nursing, seen through the voices and lives of nurses today.
Kathy Douglas
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member


A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you who have contributed to this project; you made our first fundraising campaign a BIG SUCCESS. We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we have received from our community.  Filmmaking is in full swing and continues to grow as we, in parallel, continue our fundraising efforts. We invite you to spread the word on this new fundraising effort. It is because of all of you that this film, exploring the world of nursing as seen through the voices and lives of nurses today, is becoming a reality.  

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We are a 501(C)3 non-profit organization called On Nursing Excellence committed to a strong, healthy, empowered, engaged and effective nursing workforce. Our organization is run by volunteer Nurse Leaders who give their time to promote and further the work of Nursing.

We are producing a film that explores the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse in today’s society.  The film will show what it means to be a nurse, the roles nurses play from the front line to the board-room, and the realities of nursing - its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others.

See our vision in action! Check back often! A “sneak peak“ short clip of our NURSES movie will be available shortly! In the mean time, following is a link to a video short of our last production. We hope you enjoy and get a feel for the inspiring nature of our work:


The world of healthcare is entering a time of tremendous change. By deepening the understanding of nursing we can assure that the role and value of nursing is well represented in that change. We are striving for a future where policy makers and healthcare leaders are making well informed decisions, where the public has a better understanding of nurses (beyond TV and news perceptions), where nurses are inspired towards excellence and diversity of roles, and where others are inspired to join the profession of nursing.


This film is in honor of Joyce C. Clifford, PhD, RN, FAAN for her countless contributions to the profession of nursing, dedicated also to DAISY Award Recipients – nurses who are recognized by patients and their peers for going above and beyond, and to nurses everywhere, recognized or not, who give so much of themselves to the art and science of nursing and care delivery.


Rhonda Anderson, RN, DNSc, FAAN, FACHE, Bonnie Barnes, DAISY Foundation, Carol Ann Cavouras, MS, RN, CNAA, Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Karen K. Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE and Ann Van Slyck, RN, MSN, CNAA, FAAN


We are fundraising for this project in two ways. We are looking for and actively pursing corporate sponsorship. We also recognize and honor the important role that individuals play in making projects like this come true. All individual donors will be listed in the film and our vision is to see thousands of nurses names in the credits, all working towards the collective goal of sharing the powerful work of nursing in the world. This Indiegogo campaign is designed specially for individuals that are inspired to help make this project a reality.

From $10 - $1,000 individual donators make projects like this possible.

You are welcome to donate in honor of your favorite nurse. The name of the nurse you are honoring will show in the credits.


The overall budget for this project is $80, 000. Our goal is to raise $20, 000 of that through individual contributions to this project. Our previous campaign raised $11,000, thank you! Our organization was formed to provide wide spread access to information and education to assist organizations and individuals in achieving collaborative, inspired and sustainable excellence. This project is just one of the ways we aim to do so. If you would like to view our previous campaign, please feel free to do so at:


The power of community is awe-inspiring. Spread the word, like us on Facebook and share this fundraising campaign link with your community.

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