The University of Nebraska Medical Center of Nursing has received a grant designed to improve the health and the well being of military veterans. The Health Resources Services Administration three year grant for $1. 36 million will focus on recruiting more veterans for the college degrees in nursing program, provide pre-admission, and resources for achieve student success. The grant also is used to educate nursing students on the health care needs of veterans such as chronic disease prevention and management, including mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Associate Professor of UNMC and grant project director Dr. Louise LaFramboise said, “Military veterans and those who continue to serve have unique health care needs. Some of those needs are due to exposures, experiences, and injuries while serving, “They’ve done so much for us. This grant is about making their health a priority and addressing their unique needs.”
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