To help veterans make the transition from military service to nursing school, HRSA has established a partnership with the Army, Navy, and Air Force and is working to align accreditation requirements for nursing programs with enlisted medical training so medics and corpsmen can receive academic credit for their military health care service.
Leading the effort is a grantee of the Nursing Education Practice Quality and Retention Program, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Their grant supports advanced nursing education for returning service personnel.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Corpus Christi is collaborating with the Medical Education and Training Command in San Antonio, which is the locus for all health care-related training for enlisted women and men in the Army, Navy and Air Force, the school is working to identify the barriers that currently prevent schools of nursing from awarding academic credit for enlisted training and to develop strategies for overcoming them.
Ultimately, the effort will provide schools of nursing with the tools needed to
White House Takes Steps to Ease Vet's Transition Blog post highlighting new pro-veteran training opportunities in schools of nursing (9/21/2011)