Military trains more psychiatric NPs to treat soldiers

09/8/2008 | Nurse.com

The U.S. military is training more psychiatric nurse practitioners to care for the increasing number of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has created a two-year program for psychiatric NPs that includes clinical rotations to obtain almost 900 hours of experience at Washington, D.C.-area military hospitals.

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