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Dean Co-Chairs ‘Joining Forces’ Tool Kit Task Force

In summer 2012, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) joined with the Department of Veteran Affairs in an effort to enhance the resources of nurses working with veterans as part of the Joining Forces initiative, with a particular focus on nursing education. Dean Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-chaired the Task Force that developed the Enhancing Veterans’ Care (EVC) Tool Kit. The task force included a wide range of representatives of the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Military, and professional nursing education.

The Tool Kit describes resources and exemplars that can assist faculty with the implementation of curriculum elements that will appropriately address the unique needs of the veterans and their families.

For more information, visit http://www.va.gov/nursing/joiningForces.asp or http://www.aacn.nche.edu/downloads/joining-forces-tool-kit