May 1, 2014

“At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it be as a patient or as a loved one. And that one encounter can mean the difference between suffering and peace; between chaos and order. Nurses matter.”

Tonight on Healthstyles, host Barbara Glickstein, RN, MPH, MS interviews film director and executive producer Carolyn Jones and producer Lisa Frank about their feature length documentary, The American Nurse. The film follows 5 nurses along with their patients: Tonia Faust with maximum security inmates; Jason Short with home health patients in Appalachia; Brian McMillion with soldiers returning from war; Naomi Cross with mothers giving birth; and Sister Stephen with nursing home patients at the end of life

The American Nurse opens nationally at Digiplex Theaters May 8th. See the schedule of screenings — and for more about The American Nurse— go to

That’s tonight on WBAI, 99.5 FM ( from 11:00 PM to 11:25. Or click here to listen to the interview with the filmmakers here anytime: