Celebrating Nurses Week | Line One

Healthcare workers paint tiles at a carnival as a part of nurses week.
Healthcare workers paint tiles at a carnival as a part of nurses week in 2022. (Adam Nicely/AKPM)

Nurses are an integral part of today’s medical system. When talking about nurses, it’s hard to find things they don’t do. Nurses work long hours, care for vulnerable patients, and are the backbone of the medical industry. In honor of Nurses week, which starts May 6, host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests discuss the landscape of Nursing in Alaska.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • Shannon Davenport – President, Alaska Nurses Association, Nurse at Creekside Surgery Center
  • Donna Phillips – Alaska Nurses Association Member since 1994, ICU Nurse at Providence
  • Jennifer Hazen – Elected leader within Alaska Nurses Association, Psychiatrist nurse at Providence Alaska Medical Center, and Producer of Nursing Narratives


LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 1, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at lineone@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Prentiss here.

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