Promoting Faculty Education on Needs and Resources for Military-Active and Veteran Students

J Nurs Educ. 2019 Jun 1;58(6):347-353. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190521-05.


Background: The numbers of post-9/11 service members transitioning out of the military are escalating. Our diverse nursing student population will increasingly include Veterans or those engaged in military service.

Method: This article describes an educational session directed at nurse faculty about the needs of these students. The event focused on the array of experiences and issues experienced by active military students or Veterans as they are deployed, transition back into civilian life, or return to college.

Results: This educational forum was well attended and praised by nurse faculty who reported increased levels of awareness, knowledge, and resources pertinent to this student population.

Conclusion: Student-centeredness is valued in nursing education. Compliance with pertinent policies, engagement with community resources, and conveying personal interest in our students is especially valuable for students engaged in military service. Other nursing programs are encouraged to adopt a similarly designed event. [J Nurs Educ. 2019;58(6):347-353.].

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing*
  • Faculty, Nursing / education*
  • Health Resources
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Military Personnel*
  • Self Report
  • Students, Nursing*
  • Veterans*