In honor of Nurses Week 2017, let's take a moment to offer a special “Thank you” to our nation's veterans who are once again serving our country and recognize military and VA nurses who are veterans themselves. Common diagnoses in veterans include depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Healthcare professionals with military backgrounds can provide knowledgeable and culturally sensitive care for their fellow veterans. These nurse heroes deserve a salute for their compassion, integrity, and dedication to the care of our nation's veterans.
—CHARLOTTE MURRAY, BSN, RN (Prescott Valley, Ariz.); STACIE SOLO, BSN, RN, NAVAHCS (Chino Valley, Ariz.); and SARAH VOSS, ADN, RN (Prescott Valley, Ariz.)
Editor's note: Check out “Healing our Heroes: Why I Became a VA Hospital Nurse” in the March issue of Nursing2017.