• Martinsburg VA nurse saves high school student

    VA nurse Jim Roupe, at his son’s football game, saw a player collapse. He ran down the bleachers, jumped the fence, ran to the boy’s side and began CPR.

  • Serving in silence: Nurse Cammermeyer and the fight for LGBTQ+ equality

    She was discharged from the Army Reserve because of her lifestyle. When she pressed back, a judge ruled in her favor and restored her rank.

  • VA nurse saves life using CPR

    A VA nurse used his CPR skills help save the life of a fellow athlete. “My adrenaline kicked in. My main thought was please don’t die on me.”

  • Five brain surgeries, two combat tours, now recipient of Nursing Excellence award

    A VA nurse who has accomplished much before joining VA is now the recipient of an award for nursing excellence.

  • Veteran getting COVID shot surprises nurse, native of Kosovo

    Nurse Shpresa Islami grew up in Kosovo and fled her country as a small girl. She had an emotional surprise while giving a COVID vaccine.

  • VA nurse saves lives: “The greatest feeling in the world.”

    A VA nurse asked a Veteran about his frequent emergency room visits. What the nurse suggested saved the life of the Veteran and his wife.

  • Alabama Nurses Association honors VA nurse

    Nurses Association honors VA Nurse Cindy Jones for making the ultimate sacrifice. She passed away from COVID-19 in 2020.

  • VA nurse executive volunteers over 300 hours to administer vaccines

    Nurse executive La Tara Miller volunteered more than 300 hours providing COVID-19 relief in her community. “I felt like I had to do something. Nurse practitioner or nurse executive, I’m always a nurse.”

  • VA nurse’s journey to treat his fellow Veterans

    During nursing school, Matt Mason felt a connection with his fellow Veterans. He began volunteering and became a VA nurse. “After experience as a patient and volunteer, I knew this is where I wanted to be."

  • VA scholar, Guard member, deploys to battle COVID-19

    VA nurse, PhD candidate and Air National Guard reservist Jose Gutierrez was called to the front lines to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic. He used his skills to care for patients in the Boston area.

  • Homebound Pittsburgh Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine at home

    Veteran Bill Schenker received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in his home. He is enrolled in VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Home-Based Primary Care program. As caregiver, his wife qualified also.

  • VA nurse, “Tuskegee daughter,” urges Veterans to learn about vaccines

    VA nurse Cheryl Owens, daughter of Tuskegee, has thought a lot about the weight of history and the skepticism and distrust for the health care industry that lingers in the African American community.

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