Apr 242012
 

The ECU College of Nursing has pledged to participate in the Joining Forces initiative to support U.S. veterans and military families. The campaign, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, calls on all sectors of society to get involved.

Along with over 150 nursing organizations and 500 nursing schools, ECU has committed to prepare nursing students to care for veterans and their families and to help create a supportive network of health care providers to be sensitive to the needs of this population.

A focus in the nursing profession’s Joining Forces pledge is to invest considerable time and attention to prepare over 3 million nurses in the United States to care for veterans who have Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These conditions are common among veterans.

The ECU College of Nursing has assembled a study group to develop a plan to integrate Joining Forces objectives in the nursing curriculum and student development initiatives.

In addition, the Brody School of Medicine is one of over 100 medical schools involved with Joining Forces to better diagnose and treat PTSD and TBI.

We are excited to be part of this project to support our troops, veterans and their families!

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