The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System was selected as a site for a VA Nursing Academy starting in academic year 2009-2010.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (PIHCS) was selected as a site for a VA Nursing Academy starting in academic year 2009-2010. The Nursing Academy is a program the VA established in 2007 to enhance nursing education, practice and research and to increase recruitment and retention of nurses in the VA.
VA PIHCS will work collaboratively with the University of Hawaii School of Nursing. VA will fund some faculty positions at the school and at the PIHCS. Students will receive some of their clinical training at the Honolulu VA Medical Center.
The collaboration is really a triple one as our DoD partner Tripler Army Medical Center is also part of the academy and part of the educational experience offered. This is the result of a dedicated effort over the past two years by PIHCS staff and others.
The results will be more compassionate, highly-trained nurses serving the health care needs of our veterans, through the enhancement of their professional and scholarly development.