Veteran and Family Health: Building Competency With Unfolding Cases

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There are 22 million veterans in the United States and more than one million children who have a parent deployed in the military. As the number of veterans in need of health services increases, it is imperative for nurses in all care settings to understand the potential impact of military service on the veteran and their families. This article introduces an innovative set of unfolding live-actor cases used in classroom and simulation for students to gain competency in caring for veterans and their families. Adaptation of existing learning activities is one way to infuse veteran-related concepts into a program of study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Adolescent health
  • Case-based learning
  • Mental health
  • Unfolding case studies
  • Veteran-centric care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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