USF College of Nursing gets $3.5M to establish VA Nursing Academy

July 31, 2008 — The University of South Florida College of Nursing is partnering with James A. Haley Veterans Hospital to expand education for nursing students and health care for veterans.

USF was competitively selected as one of seven nursing schools across the nation this year to join the VA Nursing Academy. The nursing school was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the VA for the partnership. The Academy is a virtual organization that boosts learning opportunities for nursing students at VA facilities, funds additional faculty positions to increase baccalaureate student enrollment, and increases recruitment and retention of nurses.

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– Department of Veterans Affairs news release

– St. Petersburg Times article