By Steve Ahnen /
NHHA President

The NHHA is excited to share with hospitals and health systems a new hiring resource created by the American Hospital Association entitled “Hospital Careers: An Opportunity to Hire Veterans.”

Veterans with medical backgrounds can be excellent hospital employee candidates due to the numerous skills instilled through military training, including proactive leadership, strategic problem solving and ability to adapt and work under crisis conditions. Also, many veterans have the necessary credentials and licensure to practice immediately on separating from the military.

The toolkit provides specific information on how hospitals can hire veterans in four advanced medical occupations:

  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered nurses

New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of military service in the country, and what better way to honor these men and women for their service than a rewarding career when they return home?

The AHA collaborated on this project with the White House Joining Forces initiative. Along with them, we look forward to helping those who have served our country find new ways to serve their communities. Please download the toolkit and learn more about this new potential pipeline of caregivers.