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Veteran to BS in Nursing

V-CARE is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing sequence created for veterans who have completed training as Army or Air Force medics and Navy corpsmen. V-CARE is a student-centered program that is tailored to each veteran, acknowledging and recognizing the training and experience that each one brings. V-CARE shortens the time to degree completion while maintaining the academic rigor, clinical quality, and high NCLEX pass rates that the USF College of Nursing (CON) is known for.

WHY USF:

  • USF ranked fourth most veteran-friendly school by Military Times Edge in 2012
  • USF has an established Office of Veterans Services and Veteran Achievement
  • Center for students
  • USF CON has National top-tier, pass rates on licensure and certification exams
  • CON ranked 24th in National Institutes of Health Funding for 2012
  • World class faculty - many with military experience
  • Clinical training at level I trauma centers and VA healthcare centers

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Conditionally accepted into the nursing program while completing prerequisites anywhere in the country
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be accepted
  • Military training and education credits awarded
  • V-CARE baccalaureate nursing sequence is designed for completion in 4 semesters
  • Dedicated on site V-CARE academic advisor
  • Veteran affairs advisor to facilitate use of education benefits

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