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Posted on Oct 11, 2013

USF College of Nursing veterans’ baccalaureate program highlighted in local newspapers

USF College of Nursing veterans’ baccalaureate program highlighted in local newspapers

Several local newspapers highlighted the University of South Florida College of Nursing’s $1.2M federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to create a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing program for veterans and service members.

This baccalaureate program, named the Creating Access to Registered Nurse Education for Veterans, or V-CARE, will offer veterans and service members the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing through a program that builds upon their military healthcare training and experience. The program will facilitate a more efficient pathway from veteran, to student, to career nursing professional, awarding a certain amount of credit for previous military training and service.

HRSA grant team, University of South Florida College of Nursing
(Left to Right). USF Nursing Professor and Faculty Mentorship Program Director, John M. Clochesy, RN, PhD, CS, FAAN, FCCM, Military Liaison and Coordinator of Graduate Simulation, Alicia Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, FNP, PNP-BC, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director for Interprofessional Initiatives, Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP. 

“The V-CARE program will creatively address several critical national challenges – a significant shortage of registered nurses, the underemployment of veterans, and increased patient demand for access to care,” said project director Rita F. D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, associate dean for academic affairs and director for interprofessional initiatives at the USF College of Nursing, in the USF Oracle article.

Tampa Bay Times and USF Oracle published extended articles on V-CARE and the program’s benefits for veterans.

To read Tampa Bay Times’ full article click here.

To read the USF Oracle’s full article click here.

For more information on V-CARE, please contact Alicia Gill Rossiter, MSN, ARNP, military liaison for the USF College of Nursing, at arossite@health.usf.edu.

 

 

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