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Nurse Recruitment Needed to Assist Veterans

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 5th, 2015

nurse recruitment needed to care for vetsThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) selected five organizations and state and local governments to participate in a new pilot program to assist veterans and their families who are transitioning from military service to civilian life in rural or underserved communities, resulting in the need for increased nurse recruitment in these areas.

The Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) is two-year program that awards up to $2 million to these participating governments and organizations. Grantees are to use the funds to aid in the adjustment to civilian life in one or more of the following areas: (1) Increasing coordination of health care and benefits for veterans; (2) Increasing availability of high quality medical and mental health services; (3) Providing assistance to families of transitioning veterans, and; (4) Outreach to veterans and families.

“We want to do everything that we can do to support our veterans and their families,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “We are looking forward to working with these organizations. This two-year pilot will not only be beneficial to those veterans we currently serve, but to future veterans as we learn best practices to replicate it in other rural communities throughout the country.”

The five selectees are:

– Maine Department of Labor – State Entity;

– Westcare Washington, Inc. – (Washington State to include Oregon) – Non-Profit Organization;

– Volunteers of America North Louisiana (includes Arkansas and Texas) – Non-Profit Organization;

– New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services – State Entity; and

– Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors – Non-Profit Organization

More nurses will be needed to help our veterans. To learn the most effective nurse recruitment and nurse retention strategies visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Contact me today to discuss the implementation of this highly effective program at your facility.

One response to “Nurse Recruitment Needed to Assist Veterans”

  1. Stacy Moinat says:

    Would like to help, live in Cleveland TX.
    Stacy Moinat LVN

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