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military culture, nurse residency program, nursing education, veterans, Veterans History Project



  1. Vessey, Judith A. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Wendt, Judith MSN, RN
  3. Glynn, Donna M. PhD, RN, ANP-BC
  4. McVey, Cecilia MHA, BSN, RN


Determining the best ways to teach military culture and the veteran experience to nursing students and new nurses is an essential component in developing a culturally sensitive nursing workforce. The purpose of this article is to describe a theory-driven, experiential learning approach to integrating the Veterans History Project into the curricula for a postbaccalaureate nurse residency program. Participants acknowledged that this educational project better prepared them to care for the veteran population.