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DNA Joins ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

Published May 10, 2012 7:37 AM by NP Society of the DNA
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Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the "Joining Forces" campaign. This campaign gives our service members and their families opportunities and support they have earned through their service to our country. These veterans and their families have selflessly made commitments and sacrifices, in order to protect and serve the citizens of the United States and other countries.

The DNA sees the Joining Forces campaign as a wonderful opportunity for all members to show their appreciation. Each of us has our own way of doing this. In our field of dermatology nursing, we go the extra mile by providing outstanding care to our military patients.

As a nurse practitioner at the Portland VA Medical Center for the past 22 years, I have had the privilege and honor to help our veterans by providing the very best care to my patients, letting them know that their service is much appreciated. A simple "Thank you for your service" tells them that their sacrifice is recognized and appreciated.

Because of our veterans, we enjoy everyday rights and freedoms that many in other countries do not. I challenge you to consider ways that you, too, can be a part of this huge campaign to show appreciation and give thanks. Look for further information about the Joining Forces campaign on the DNA website in the near future!

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