May 6 - 12, 2019
Nursing specialties and roles across the DoD and the VA are as varied and technical as they come. A force of registered nurses, advanced practice RNs, RN anesthetists, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nurse recruiters, certified nursing assistants, and clinical nurse leaders provide support, care, and advancements in treatment to our nation’s warriors and veterans. The locations and scenarios in which they provide care can range from warzones to research labs, onboard aircraft to your local outpatient care center. Nurses have served veterans, warfighters, and their families since the earliest days of the republic, and continue to serve today.
AT ALMOST 96,000 NURSES, THE VA HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST NURSING STAFFS OF ANY HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE WORLD
As part of National Nurses Week, Veterans Affairs & Military Medicine Outlook will look at the role of nurses, the challenges they face, and the technology and training available to them. All of this will come together as we look at how VA and DoD nurses deliver world-class care to the millions of patients in their care.