Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Lady, Michelle Obama and Second Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, Announce Nursing Intiative To Improve Treatment of PTSD

Yesterday, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing was honored to host Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The First and Second Ladies of the United States announced an expansion of their Joint Forces initiative, which was celebrating it's one year anniversary yesterday, that included 150 nursing organizations and 450 nursing schools pledging to train current and future nurses to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental issues that plague military families. Previously, education on post-traumatic stress disorder was only part of specialized nursing curriculum but with this new initiative, training and education on this issue will be expanded into standard nurse education.

Click here to read more about this announcement by the First and Second Ladies of the United States.

For those of you looking for a little humor, Stephen Colbert also hosted Michelle Obama on his show last night where she spoke about the Joining Forces Initiative. You can see both parts of the interview here: Part 1 Part 2.

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