An opportunity to impact U.S. veterans and their families.
In 2011, then First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden launched Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.
To ensure that our service members, veterans, and their families have access to resources that enhance their well-being, many schools of nursing across the country including UB School of Nursing supported this initiative with a commitment to educate their students about the unique physical and mental health needs of service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers.
UB School of Nursing offers an option for students who want to make a positive impact on U.S. veterans and military families. In alignment with the national “Joining Forces” initiative, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students in the Adult-Gerontology, Family, Psychiatric/Mental Health or Anesthetist programs can choose to focus on military culture and population-focused care through coursework and clinical experiences.
The Veteran and Military Family (VMF) Focus provides an opportunity for UB DNP students interested in working with veterans and/or military family members to receive specialized education and preparation related to this population.
Marsha L. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN