USF Nursing event recognizes and empowers female veterans
“What a wonderful day!” said Maureen E. Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN, Gordon Keller Professor and Director of Women’s Health Research at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. “We met so many women with so much to tell us!”
That’s what Dr. Groer said about the College of Nursing’s “Empowering Women Veterans: A Day of Recognition to Engage your Body, Mind and Spirit” event held on Nov. 12, 2011 at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Fla.
The Empowering Women Veterans event recognized military women for their hard work and dedication to serve the country. Female veterans and their families were invited including Marines, Female Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard veterans.
During the event participants received: gift cards, vouchers for Imax, pampering services, health screenings, as well as information on VA benefits, employment opportunities, and the chance to participate in research and children’s activities. Throughout the day, students, faculty, vendors, service organizations, Veterans Administration representatives, and volunteers cared for the female veterans and their families.
“We did the College of Nursing PROUD and I am so privileged to have worked with all of you to make this a smashing success!” Dr. Groer said. “Of course it taught me that we have so much more work to do!”
In efforts to better serve veterans, USF College of Nursing RESTORE LIVES was established to help service members and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan heal from symptoms of combat exposure including post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury.
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