The American Psychiatric Nurses Association Partners with Organizations in the Nursing Community to Educate Nurses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
Yesterday First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a commitment from nurses across the nation to take action in providing our service members and their families the support and treatment they need as they reconnect with their communities, particularly when it comes to employment, education, and wellness. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), proud to lend its voice to this initiative, is pleased to work in conjunction with the American Nurses Association (ANA), who is coordinating a major campaign to ensure that our nation’s nurses are prepared to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. APNA and 150 other nursing organizations 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. read more>>>
April 12, 2012 - Rhode Island College's School of Nursing is joining a national effort to improve education of nursing students in the treatment of veterans who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other combat-related issues. Families of veterans are expected to benefit as well. read more>>>
April 12, 2012 - The 1st and 2d ladies thanked Penn for vowing to have nurses improve soldiers' services.
America's first and second ladies made a show here Wednesday of enlisting the nation's three million nurses in their Joining Forces program to improve services for soldiers and their families.
At the University of Pennsylvania's Irvine Auditorium, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden thanked 150 nursing organizations and 450 nursing schools for pledging to train current and future nurses to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, post-deployment depression, and other visible and invisible wounds of war. read more>>>