Veterans CAN! Program


The UAB School of Nursing is offering a special program, Veterans Career Advancement in Nursing Program (Veterans CAN!), through the Health Research Services Administration (HRSA), to veterans who served as a LPN or medic/corpsman in the military to transition into a professional nursing career and earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

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Program Overview

Goals

  • Increase diversity of the professional nursing workforce
  • Recognize the experience and training of veterans who desire a career in nursing
  • Prepare BSN graduates who will be equipped to provide high quality care to rural and underserved populations in Alabama and surrounding states

Highlights

  • Conditional acceptance into the BSN nursing program while completing prerequisites
  • Opportunity for academic credit with successful validation of skills
  • Dedicated advisors and mentors 

Benefits

    • Professional and Peer Mentors
    • Shadowing Experiences
    • Simulation Experiences
    • Peer Study Groups
    • Bridge Course
    • Online Social Network
    • NCLEX-RN Preparation
 


BSN Fact Sheet
 


 

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UAB is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Career goal of becoming a professional Registered Nurse
  • Served as LPN or medic /corpsman in the military within the last 5 years*
  • Provide a copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • Completion of a minimum of 4 pre-requisite nursing courses with at least a 2.75 GPA.

*Training and experience over 5 years will require a waiver and additional validation process


Getting Started

Getting Started

  • Students may apply to the Veterans CAN! program after completing a minimum of 4 pre-requisite courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA to remain in the pre-nursing Veterans CAN! program.  
  • All Veterans CAN! pre-nursing students must apply to the UAB School of Nursing BSN program using the same process/deadline as all BSN applicants.
  • For information about pre-requisite requirements, please view the BSN Fact Sheet located here: www.uab.edu/nursing/home/student-information/acad-prog/bsn

Pre-Nursing Course Requirements

Pre-Nursing Course Requirements

To view the pre-nursing course requirements please click here

Contact US

Contact Us

Kristi Smith

Veterans CAN! Program Manager
krk@uab.edu.
205.975.6763