ATLANTA -- Emory University's nursing school and the Atlanta VA Medical Center are teaming up to train nurses to care for veterans.
Emory says the VA Health System is anticipating a nursing shortage as increasing health needs of aging and returning veterans coincide with a projected wave of nurse retirements.
Emory is one of six nursing schools in the country that was chosen for the VA Nursing Academic Partnership program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The partnership provides $4 million to fund 10 new faculty positions at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and to increase the university's undergraduate nursing class by 100 students over five years.
Other schools selected include Arizona State University, Marquette University, New Mexico University, Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Minnesota.