Emory helps address shortage of nurses in the VA health system

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Emory is one of six nursing schools nationwide selected for the VA Nursing Academic Partnership program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The new partnership will provide $4 million to fund 10 additional faculty positions at the School of Nursing and increase the undergraduate class by 100 students over a five-year period.

Students admitted under this partnership will be part of a two-year cohort who complete clinical rotations in mental health, traumatic brain injury care, home-based health care, palliative care, women’s health, homeless care, and more at the Atlanta VAMC.

In addition to Emory, the VA is partnering with Arizona State University, Marquette University, New Mexico University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the University of Minnesota. These partnerships will help meet the increasing demand for health care among aging and returning veterans and fill the void created by a wave of nurse retirements. The VA is the largest employer of nurses in the country.

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