USF Nursing’s new ‘Introduction to Military and Veteran Health’ course subject of recent Tampa Tribune Article
Tampa Tribune reporter, Howard Altman, wrote an article about University South of Florida College of Nursing’s new online course NSP 3640: Introduction to Military and Veteran Health. The three-credit course is online based and will debut this Fall, August 27, 2012. The course is design to be interdisciplinary, and is open to any interested students.
“We have a large veteran population in Florida and up to 90 percent don’t receive health care through the Veterans Administration,” Altman quotes Alicia G. Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, Instructor and Coordinator for Graduate Simulation at USF College of Nursing. “They are seen by nurses, physicians and clinics across the state and country, and we felt that providers need to know and be aware of the unique health issues surrounding the veteran and military population as well as their families.”
Introduction to Military and Veteran Health is an eight module online course that highlights many of the unique healthcare needs of our military and veteran population. The course starts with an overview of our veteran population, the culture of the military, the evolution of veteran healthcare, the military family, and will then discuss health related topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), polytrauma, women veteran health issues, and military sexual trauma (MST). To view a video preview of the course – Click Here
- The Course is 3 credit hours, and will follow the USF Academic Calendar.
- If you are not admitted as a USF student you may take the course as a non-degree seeking student.
- Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the process to apply as a non-degree seeking student (813-974-3350).
- USF tuition and fees apply.
- If you are a veteran interested in taking courses at USF, please visit the USF Vereran’s Services website or contact them directly at (813) 974-2291.
- If you are an RN interested in this course as part of a degree seeking program at USF please view our RN to BS program brochure.
To read Howard Altman’s full article visit TBO.com at “USF course aids health providers with vets’ care.”