College to support veterans and military families

(Released April 11, 2012)

The Ohio State University College of Nursing joins forces with the First Lady and Jill Biden to support veterans and military families

College will join the ranks of hundreds of others in educating nursing students on post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the coming years

Today First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will announce a commitment from nurses
across the country eager to serve our veterans and military families as well as they have served
us. In a broad, coordinated effort, more than 150 state and national nursing organizations
including over 500 nursing schools including The Ohio State College of Nursing have
committed to further educate our nation’s 3 million nurses so they are prepared to meet the
unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. Led by the American
Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of
Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing, in coordination with the
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, nursing organizations and schools have
committed to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for veterans
impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, and other
combat-related issues, in ways appropriate to each nurse’s practice setting.

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