In 2007, in order to address the number of nurses leaving the field within their first few years in practice, and to inspire nurses going into the profession, Cherokee Uniforms, a Careismatic Brand, produced two films that shared the same name: A Nurse I Am.
The first, a 32-minute educational film, features four nursing role models who received the Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award in recognition of their immense dedication, compassion, intelligence, and skill – all outstanding examples of the qualities demonstrated by nurses and other healthcare professionals every day.
The second, a 62-minute documentary, chronicles the personal and professional lives of three of the nurses featured in the educational version. This documentary reveals what motivates these three to pursue excellence in every aspect of their clinical practice, whether meeting the needs of children with cancer, the medically underserved of Appalachia, or patients at an urban hospital, while they maintain personal balance in the midst of high-pressure careers.
Years later, the A Nurse I Am project lives on with our scholarship. And, with the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare system, the nursing profession is being stressed more than ever.
Since 2007 we have given away more than $200,000 in scholarships. In 2022, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the scholarship, we expanded eligibility to include those pursuing an advanced degree in nursing.
We’re honored to recognize your hard work, both in school and in all the achievements to come.
Real nurses, real patients and real emotions combine to make this film an entertaining and educational double-feature.
A perfect tool to motivate and inspire nursing students and experienced nurses -- with a Discussion Guide for facilitators!
Rekindle the enthusiasm that motivated your nurses to become nurses, and invite nurses who are advancing their education to apply for scholarships!