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.
- 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
- Conditional acceptance into the BSN nursing program while completing prerequisites
- Opportunity for academic credit with successful validation of skills
- Dedicated advisors and mentors
- Professional and Peer Mentors
- Shadowing Experiences
- Simulation Experiences
- Peer Study Groups
- Bridge Course
- Online Social Network
- NCLEX-RN Preparation
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The baccalaureate degree in nursing at UAB is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- 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
- 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
To view the pre-nursing course requirements please click here
Veterans CAN! Program Manager