Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Nursing military liaison becomes Jonas Policy Scholar

Nursing military liaison becomes Jonas Policy Scholar

Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, doctor of nursing practice (DNP) student and military liaison at USF College of Nursing, has been selected as one of six American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholars for 2014-2016 – where she will serve as the policy scholar for the military and veteran health expert panel.

The American Academy of Nursing, an organization dedicated to advancing health policy and practice, selected Rossiter to be in this panel for her expertise in military and veterans’ health issues and her track record in honors and awards, presentations and publications.

As a Jonas Policy scholar, Rossiter will help shape practice, education and research policy relevant to nursing. She will also help mentor early-career Jonas Policy scholars on military and veteran health issues.

This new initiative, funded by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare with a $125,000 grant, will recruit 12 doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a two-year experience and match them with an expert panel to learn about major health policy issues.

Rossiter is passionate about military and veterans’ health issues. Her research mainly focuses on veterans’ health, military sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Rossiter currently serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as Lieutenant Colonel and and is assigned at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

Rossiter was part of a team who helped develop the veteran to bachelor of science in nursing program (V-CARE) at USF Nursing for service members and veterans with experience as medics and corpsmen. She is currently the sequence director of V-CARE.

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