College Supports Awareness of Nursing Care for Veterans
Release Date: 4/20/2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
Carroll Community College Nursing Department Supports Awareness of Nursing Care for Veterans and Military Families
Westminster, Md. Recently, a coalition of national nursing organizations and schools made a formal commitment to educating current and future nurses on how to care for veterans impacted by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression and other related issues.
Carroll Community College Nursing program is one of the colleges supporting the initiative.
Nurses are trusted partners in providing lifesaving and life-sustaining care in nearly every community and every setting. This is especially true in regards to veterans and military families. Veterans seeking care within the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system are often treated by health care professionals who have received extensive training in mental health issues. However, the majority of veterans in the country seek care outside of the VA system—they usually visit their local hospital staffed by nurses and doctors in their communities.
“We are including clinical experiences in our theory and classes that represent appropriate measures for caring for this population,” said Carroll Nursing Program Director Nancy Perry. “Our faculty members are making students aware of resources and support systems to help the veteran community.”
For the Media: For best response to inquiries, please contact Sylvia Blair at 410-386-8411.