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DearWorld.org and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

In honor of 2020 being designated International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, DearWorld.org partnered with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, AACN, to tell the stories of 39 nurses from COVID-19 units across the state of Louisiana.


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100% of the money raised from nurses.dearworld.com will be used to continue to fund the stories of nurses during this crisis and beyond.


Frequently Asked Questions

What precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the crew & nurses?

DearWorld.org, AACN, and the nurse subjects minimized exposure by:
Filming in the simulation center of the Ochsner Medical Center, This building is used exclusively for

medical professional training and no COVID-19 patients have been inside.

All crew passed daily wellness checks before being allowed to enter the building.
All crew utilized PPE in the same manner that hospital staff use PPE. 

Why was time taken for storytelling during the COVID-19 crisis?

#DearNurses was created to share the stories of nurses who dedicated their lives to saving others.
All of the nurses who participated volunteered time on their days off to do so.

Who was behind this partnership?

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses underwrote the production cost of the collection.
DearWorld.org used 100% of the proceeds to pay crew fair and competitiverates,
as well as for travel expenses, equiment rental, and transportation needs.
Thanks you to Beau Baudier for donating crew housing for the duration of the project.

Why New Orleans & Ochsner Medical Center?

DearWorld.org began as Dear World New Orleans, so we have more relationships there than any other city,
allowing us to complete the portrait collection in a beautiful and safe manner.
Thank you to Ochsner Medical Center for hosting us, Tulane, Touro, and University Medical Center
for sending nurses from your hospitals to participate.

Can I abridge the nurses’ letters in a written story?

Yes. Nurse stories do not need to be published in full and direct quotes may be pulled.

Credits & More Information? 

Click here for the official press release & campaign credits.


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