Part V: Teaching Nursing Students to Care for Veterans
DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2013
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm (ET)
Over 600 nursing schools have pledged support for the Joining Forces Campaign, and educating our students on how to better care and understand this unique population of patients. Join two faculty from a nursing school who have started and have been teaching a course on caring for Veterans for over eight years. Learn how to initiate a Veteran-centered nursing course, implement appropriate learning activities, and integrate teaching tools needed to successfully teach nursing students to better care for this special population.
Kent D. Blad, DNP, FNP-c, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, Teaching Professor
Dr. Blad has over 25 years of clinical and academia experience in various nursing settings. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University of Utah in 2009, and is dual certified as an Acute Care NP and Family NP. He currently serves as Associate Dean and Teaching Professor at BYU’s College of Nursing, teaching in the FNP Program, as well as Critical Care Nursing and Nursing Care of the Veteran Patient. He also practices in a pediatric clinical setting, and has prior experience in the SICU at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. He has been involved in publishing of articles and book chapters, as well as serving on national committees. He received the AANP Utah State Award for Excellence in 2006, and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Mr. Blad is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Gulf War) and served 10 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. He is a proud husband and father of 7 children.
Ron Ulberg, MSN, RN, CCRN
Mr. Ulberg grew up in a small town in northern California and is married to his high school sweetheart for 41 years. They have five children and 15 grandchildren. He is an associate teaching professor in the college of nursing at Brigham Young University. Mr. Ulberg has worked at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City for 23 years, mostly in critical care areas.
He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Utah Air National Guard, serving for the past 22 years in both the Army and Air National Guard. He also served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm, the Gulf War. Mr. Ulberg lives on an acre of land and enjoys yard work, gardening and is a Varsity Scout Coach (Scoutmaster).
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