Jonas School Partner, University of San Diego, receives California Song Brown Grant to Prepare Nurses to Care for California Vets

University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing faculty, Drs. Susan Bonnell and Linda Urden, in collaboration with Drs. Michael Terry and Karen Macauley, have received $144,000 California Song Brown Grant to prepare MEPN students to care for California’s post-military veterans with physical and mental health care needs in general acute care, long-term, and community facilities. The faculty will work in Nursing’s S&SPN Lab to develop a series of standardized patient case scenarios to assure that MEPN students develop competencies to care for our vets. In addition, psychiatric nurses will be mentored in the S&SPN Lab into the role of psychiatric clinical instructor in order to address the critical shortage of psychiatric nurse faculty.