In the news: Military spouses may fill nursing voids

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, October 13, 2008

Military spouses are always searching for portable careers so they can easily follow their husbands and wives to wherever they may be posted. The Military to Medicine Program may be the ticket to success.

The program, created by Inova Health Systems in Northern Virginia and the Department of Defense, recruits, trains, and licenses military spouses in healthcare and nursing jobs. The fit appears to be a perfect one, as the nursing industry needs new candidates and nearly 80% of husbands and wives of active-duty military personnel report that they need or want work. And since nursing is a mobile career, those in the program can take their skills wherever their husbands and wives may go.

The program will start in Northern Virginia, but the plan is to eventually roll it out nationally.

Source: Washington Business Journal


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