Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Leadership skills, discipline and a heart for service: the traits that help veterans succeed in the military also make them perfect candidates to pursue nursing careers. St. Scholastica’s Veteran to BS in Nursing program helps veterans move seamlessly into an exciting new field.
Ranked as one of the 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans … participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.
The Veteran to BS in Nursing has several benefits for military nursing students:
- Veteran cohorts progress through the undergraduate nursing program together
- A military veteran RN serves as the clinical instructor for students throughout the program
- Personal advisement and academic support from a military veteran faculty member
- CNA waived for veterans with a medical background that included fundamental nursing skills
- Clinical education opportunities locally at many civilian, veteran and VA facilities
- Opportunities to use innovative technologies that allow students to enhance their educational experiences and visit patients virtually
- Generous credit awarded for military experience and education
- St. Scholastica is a military-friendly college dedicated to helping veterans succeed
Why should Veterans Consider a Career in Nursing
Critical thinking, time management, leadership. These are a few of the many skills gained in the military that translate into a successful career in nursing.
The Veteran to BS in Nursing program is designed to build community among veteran nursing students and acknowledge the skills gained in the military.
Maximizing your Benefits
The College of St. Scholastica is committed to making college affordable for members of our nation’s military. We also have generous financial aid packages and scholarships that make us even more affordable.
You learned a lot from your time in the military, now it’s time you get credit for it. Our academic advisors will work with you to get every possible credit out of your military training and transcript and craft an academic plan that’s unique for you.
Our Center for Equal Access will help you stick to this plan. In addition, our leave policy will let you take time for training and deployments and pick up right where you left off.
Joining Forces Program
The Joining Forces program is a criteria-based early admission program available to military veteran nursing students at St. Scholastica.
The demand for registered nurses is rising rapidly.
- Projected job growth of 16 percent from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The Institute of Medicine recommends that the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees (nurses with Bachelor of Science degrees) increase to 80 percent by 2020.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The College of St. Scholastica’s pre-licensure degree program, the Bachelor’s to DNP with APRN concentration degree program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
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