The American Nurse Screens at Downing on July 13 and 14

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At some point in life everyone 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.

The film The American Nurse premiered to sold-out crowds during National Nurses’ Week 2014 at Digiplex theaters nationwide.

The Downing Film Center will screen the new documentary at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, and again at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14. Any nurse who watches the film will be able to get Continuing Education credits through partners at A portion of all proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund for nurse education through the American Nurses Foundation.

Tickets for The American Nurse are: general admission $9; seniors/students $8; members $7, and may be purchased at the box office or in advance at Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Downing Film Center is located at 19 Front St., Newburgh. Call 845-561-8050, ext. 17 and leave a message.

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