Addressing Veterans Health

The CU College of Nursing is putting veterans first with the creation of the first veteran and military health care series. The first online course, “Veteran and Military Health Care Delivery Systems,” was offered in January 2015. Led by Ret. Col. Mona Pearl, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, professor at the CU College of Nursing, this initial course will eventually turn into an interprofessional online graduate certificate program.

Mona Pearl

Col. (Ret.) Mona Pearl, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN
Professor, CU College of Nursing

“I was so excited to co-teach in the first course in this new specialization of health care,” says Pearl, “especially since the teaching team was recruited from the VA and military systems. There is such a great need for change agents in these systems.”

As the program continues to evolve, health care professionals will be better able to serve military veterans by taking advantage of training focused on the complexities of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Military Health Systems.

At a time when veterans health is increasingly important, the CU College of Nursing is leading the way by pioneering innovative curriculum that prepares future health care professionals to provide the highest-quality care possible to military and veteran patients. Learn more about this exciting new  Veteran and Military Health Certificate program.

Adapted from “First Course Addresses Issues in Military/Veterans Health,” published in Connections Volume 8, Issue 1.