Posted on Oct 5, 2012

Advance for Nurses Highlights USF College of Nursing in Feature Article, “Nurses Lead Charge on the Homefront”

Advance for Nurses Highlights USF College of Nursing in Feature Article, “Nurses Lead Charge on the Homefront”

Advance for Nurses highlighted the University of South Florida College of Nursing for the College’s upcoming JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health conference in a feature article, “Nurses Lead Charge on the Homefront,” focused on the Joining Forces White House initiative.

The Advanced for Nurses web-based news source highlighted the University of South Florida College of Nursing for the College’s upcoming JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health conference in a feature article focused on the Joining Forces White House initiative. The feature piece titled “Nurses Lead Charge on the Homefront.” was written by Advanced for Nurses’ Gail O. Guterl, and was published on September 26, 2012.

“The University of South Florida College of Nursing, which has a DoD grant to treat veterans and active military who have PTSD with a new psychotherapy technique using memory to suppress triggers, plans a Veterans Health conference, Nov. 13, at their Tampa, FL, campus – the first Joining Forces event,” said Guterl in the article. “The conference will focus on nursing education and research designed to meet the needs of veterans, service members and their families.”

That psychotherapy technique is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and is currently being studied at USF Nursing as an alternative to traditional PTSD treatments that use drugs or lengthy therapy sessions. The talk therapy uses back-and-forth eye movements as the patient fluctuates between talking about a traumatic scene, and using the eye movements to help process that information to integrate the memories from traumatic events. The findings of this first study of ART appear in an on-line article published June 18, 2012 in the journal Behavioral Sciences.

The JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health is the first national conference where the nation’s finest nurse educators and scientists will Join Forces to focus on nursing education and research designed to meet the needs of veterans, service members and their families. This conference is part of USF’s commitment to support the Joining Forces campaign as a national nursing leader.

To read the  full article go to Nurses Lead Charge on the Homefront” written by Gail O. Guterl and published on September 26, 2012 on Advanced for Nurses’ website.

 

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The USF College of Nursing RESTORE LIVES – Research and Education to Rehabilitate and Restore the Lives of Veterans, Service Members and their Families – directly impacts the lives of veterans and service members. USF has a long history of supporting our nation’s service members, veterans and their families with workforce issues, innovative educational programs and out-of-the-box nursing research conducted by our world class faculty. The USF College of Nursing is Transforming Healthcare, Transforming Lives: Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health.