The American Nurses Association (ANA) Al Roker Entertainment (ARE), and HealthCom Media have teamed up to produce American Nurse Heroes, a television special that will feature inspiring true stories of nurses who selflessly provide expert, compassionate care on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Nurse Heroes will highlight the innovative solutions that nurses have created during this unprecedented time. From vaccine distribution to unique circumstances within the public health system and schools, nurses share challenges they have faced while exhibiting the highest level of professionalism.
“It has always been important for nursing professionals to incorporate the latest scientific evidence and technology tools into their practice,” said ANA President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, who will also be featured in the 1-hour TV special. “We are fortunate to have FirstNet be a part of the “American Nurse Heroes” campaign, as we honor all nurses for their immeasurable contributions to improving health and health care not only during a crisis but each and every day.”
The program will be streamed on Discovery Life, but viewers can tune into additional airings on Destination America, NBC, and the American Heroes Channel.
The men and women featured in the American Nurse Heroes TV special have set the bar for nursing excellence. These practitioners embody what makes nursing the most trusted profession in the U.S.
Al Roker Entertainment is an industry-leading producer of original, award-winning TV programs and digital content led by Emmy-winning TV personality, Al Roker. HealthCom Media is the parent company that publishes the official journal of the ANA.
“As a New Yorker, I am well aware and appreciative of the heroic actions nurses perform daily, and remain captivated by their resilience,” commented television personality and Executive Producer, Al Roker. “My team at Al Roker Entertainment is thrilled to bring these authentic and incredibly moving stories to light, while providing much-needed insight into the frontlines of healthcare.”
American Nurse Heroes premieres on Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 PM ET, on Discovery Life. Additional airings include June 26 at 10 AM ET on Destination America and 11 AM ET on the American Heroes Channel.
Nurses to be celebrated in multi-network special. DailyNurse. Published June 7, 2021. Accessed June 15, 2021.