USD Training Nurses To Assist Veterans
Monday, November 12, 2012
Aired 11/12/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Michael Terry, Professor, USD Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
It's Veterans Day and while many U.S. service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will settle back into their lives at home, others continue to deal with the after-effects of war. From post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury to mental health issues. A national initiative launched this year focuses on training nurses to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans and their families.
USD's Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is taking part in the initiative. The nursing school has established the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program, the first of its kind in California with options in Military Mental Health and Community Mental Health.