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Enhancing Veterans' Care Tool Kit - Education Resources

This EVC Tool Kit will be updated on a regular basis to keep it current. AACN welcomes the addition of new materials related to the above goals.

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Case Studies, Assessment Tools, and Class Discussion
Curricular Examples


  • Innovations in Clinical Education: Joining Forces with Community/Public Health Nursing Students in Veterans' Healthcare Abstract and Slides
  • Brigham Young University of College of Nursing - Syllabus and Curriculum
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Accelerated Baccalaureate Curriculum and Courses
  • University of Florida - BSN Program Handout and Veteran Centric Baccalaureate Curriculum
  • University of South Florida - Baccalaureate Web-based Curriculum and Syllabus
    At the University of South Florida College of Nursing, the article "The Unmasked Question" along with the “Veterans Administration Military Health History Pocket Card” has been introduced to students in both undergraduate and graduate courses.  Incidentally, both of these sources can be found under the “Educational Resources” tab in this toolkit. For the graduate program, the article is required reading during an “Advanced Health Assessment” course when patient health histories are discussed.  During the lab period, faculty conduct a brief discussion regarding the article and then emphasize the need to ask all patients "if they have served in the military". A “no” answer indicates that the provider can continue on with other aspects of the patient's health history. A “yes” answer would then prompt the nurse practitioner (NP) to utilize the pocket card in order to obtain essentially a "military occupation health history".  Answers ascertained through the use of this card would further direct the NP as to physical exam, labs, referrals, etc.  Finally, the resources have been introduced in other clinical courses, when veteran centric health care issues are discussed.

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham - Syllabus
  • West Haven VA and Fairfield University Courses


Nurse Residencies

Power Point Presentations
Simulation Scenarios
Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy

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