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Showcase of ‘The American Nurse’ at LSU Hospital Nov. 30

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The photographer and the nurse–two people–behind “The American Nurse,” a coffee-table photo book, will both be on hand for a 45-minute multi-media presentation about their project next Friday, Nov. 30.

The event is set for 3-5 p.m. at the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans.

Carolyn Jones, the photographer, and Rhonda Collins, the nurse, will answer questions from the audience after the presentation. The authors, as well as nurses featured in the book, will sign copies of the book after the Q&A.

In the book, Jones tells the stories of 75 nurses from across the United States, among them five from the LSU hospital, as well as eight from the Crescent City in total and two more from the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola).

Among the New Orleans nurses profiled is Colleen Lemoine, who is featured on the book’s cover. In the book, she recalls her service during Hurricane Katrina, and talks about the role of nurses in the city’s recovery.

The book of portraits, interviews and biographies came out of The American Nurse Project, an initiative launched by Fresenius Kabi, a division of the German health care company Fresenius, that specializes in infusion therapy and clinical nutrition.

The event will be free and open to the public. Visitor parking will be available for $1 on the first floor of the LSU Roman Street Garage at 425 South Roman Street, and for $3 a day at the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Lantern Light at 1802 Tulane Avenue.