Watch the TV special ‘American Nurse Heroes’ Later This Month


American Nurse Heroes, a multichannel TV special celebrating the work of nurses, will premiere worldwide on June 24 on Discovery Life. After that, the program will be broadcasted on various other television networks.

Highlighting nurses’ role during the pandemic

Nurses have a profound impact on nations worldwide, as became exceedingly clear during the current health crisis. They are the foundation of health care – there for everyone at birth, in times of crisis throughout life, and at death.

The one-hour TV special, “American Nurse Heroes,” will feature true stories of nurses providing expert and compassionate care on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While nurses will share the challenges they have faced, the program also highlights innovative solutions created by nurses during these unusual times.

 “The men and women featured in the “American Nurse Heroes” TV special set the bar for nursing excellence and embody what makes nursing the most trusted profession in the U.S.,” said Greg Osborne, Founder, and President of HealthCom Media.

“American Nurse Heroes” producers

This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA), which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, collaborated with Al Roker Entertainment and HealthCom Media in producing this TV special.


Al Roker Entertainment is a leading TV production company that has produced numerous award-winning TV programs. The company is led by Al Roker, an Emmy award-winning TV personality.

HealthCom Media publishes journals and innovative digital resources, including The Nurse Journal, the official journal of the ANA.

The production was sponsored by Firstnet, a dedicated communications platform for emergency responders and healthcare professionals.

“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,” said Ernest Grant, President of ANA.

Where can you watch “American Nurse Heroes”?

The “American Nurse Heroes” TV special premiers worldwide on Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 pm ET on Discovery Life.After that, it will be broadcast on Destination America, the American Heroes Channel, and on various NBC channels throughout the weekend.  You can find the complete viewing schedule on

Frieda Paton is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in nursing education. Her passion for nursing education, nursing issues and advocacy for the profession were ignited while she worked as an education officer, and later editor, at a national nurses’ association. This passion, together with interest in health and wellness education since her student days, stayed with her throughout her further career as a nurse educator and occupational health nurse. Having reached retirement age, she continues to contribute to the profession as a full-time freelance writer. In the news and feature articles she writes for Nurseslabs, she hopes to inspire nursing students and nurses on the job to reflect on the trends and issues that affect their profession and communities - and play their part in advocacy wherever they find themselves.

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