Veterans Corner

Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

New HHS Program Helps Veterans Pursue Nursing Careers

At a White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new program to help military veterans with health care experience or training, such as medics, pursue nursing careers. The program is designed to help veterans get bachelor’s degrees in nursing by building on their unique skills and abilities.

Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at HHS, the Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will fund up to nine cooperative agreements, of up to $ 350,000 a year. Funding of $3 million is expected to be awarded by the end of September.

Learn more about the Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Submitted by Andy Gero, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1614 and the American Legion Post 288 in La Crescenta. He may be reached through the CV Weekly at (818) 248-2740, or write Crescenta Valley Weekly, 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Suite 101, La Crescenta, CA 91214.