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  1. Wands, LisaMarie PhD, RN


Few studies have sought to explore the subjective experience of reintegration for veterans of the current Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn military campaigns, and even less attention has been given to discover strategies used by veterans to overcome difficulties with transitioning from life in a combat zone to life at home. Findings of this mixed-method study describe reintegration challenges faced by a sample of student veterans as well as some of the strategies they used in response to those challenges. This study provides direction for nurses and postsecondary educators to support veterans who struggle with their personal experience of coming home from the war.