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UNCG School of Nursing Fast-Tracks Medically Trained Veterans
Date:7/22/2014

tcomes for patients. The Institute of Medicine's 2010 report on The Future of Nursing recommends that at least 80 percent of bedside nurses have the BSN degree by 2020.

Since UNCG participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program, veterans with out-of-state residency will pay lower, in-state tuition rates. UNCG’s Office of Veterans Services can assist veterans with relocation housing.

Classes will be a mix of online and in-person sessions. Letvak, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Jean Reinert, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a nurse and manager of staff education with Cone Health, will teach a Transition to Civilian Nursing class. In addition, veterans will study as part of a peer learning community.

“We want our veteran students to feel supported and peer-mentored, and to know that the entire nursing faculty will be behind them,” Letvak said.

For more information about UNCG-VAP, contact Dr. Susan Letvak, program director, at 336-256-1024 or saletvak(at)uncg(dot)edu.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to do something bigger altogether. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving nearly 18,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.

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