Meet Butch Sampson, 62, a homeless veteran exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam; Jenny Brown, 23, and Randy Adams, 28, who both saw action in Iraq; and Eugene Shaw, 82, a former Marine who served in Korea. They signify the new faces in the NLN’s collection of unfolding cases in the latest access into the NLN’s impressive faculty resources and development, developed in collaboration with Laerdal Medical: Improving Care Excellence for Veterans (ACE/V).
“In Apr 2012, when First Lady Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were two well-known profiles calling on our country’s medical service providers to better address the serious wellness care needs of American veterans, the National League for Nursing reacted quickly,” noticed NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The Group took part in the Obama-Biden initiative, joining forces by marshaling the best educating sources and resources then available in a website for health professional teachers to access in preparing the next generation of nurses to look after this unique population of military men and women and their loved ones.
“Now, thanks to the support provided by our associates at Laerdal, the NLN has been able to nurture this important area of nursing education with an extensive new educating resources for the treatment veterans and close relatives suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic injury to the brain, and a host of related physical, mental wellness and social problems associated with combat,” Dr. Malone mentioned. Added NLN President Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF and senior associate dean of educational programs at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing: “Through our experience with the NLN trademark program, Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES), we learned how the power of storytelling, along with the experiential nature of simulator circumstances, makes an effective, significant experience for students that imitate many of the difficulties presented by continuity of care. That’s why we chose to model the unfolding ACE/V cases after the well known, effective ACES unfolding cases.”