For U.S. Veterans
The program is designed to facilitate veteran student success in the nursing program from admission to graduation and beyond. The program aims to increase the number of BS prepared nurses in Hawaii, improve employment opportunities for veterans, and provide support services. Veteran students participating in the Veterans to Nurses program may enroll in any of the UH Manoa Nursing pathways. Veterans with military medical training and experience may be able to receive academic credit towards completion of a nursing program with the goal to decrease time to graduation.
"In 2009, I joined the U.S. Navy and served our country for 6 years. I have always wanted to become a nurse and dream to reenlist as a Navy nurse to save lives. I received financial scholarship that supports my nursing academic journey, and it has truly made a huge difference for me. I am thankful for the benevolent hearts who help students like me become the best nurses we can be." - John Cary Nuez, Undergraduate Nursing Student Veteran, Class of 2019
Benefits for Veterans
- A curriculum that is tailored to veteran student needs and gives credit for military experience and education.
- Learning resources and nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) preparatory courses.
- Nursing faculty who are familiar with the military and needs of student veterans.
Active duty service members and veterans are eligible for the Veterans to Nurses Program. Active duty service members from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy are eligible. Student veterans must have been honorably or generally discharged from the military to participate.
Accepted military status includes:
- Active Duty
- National Guard
Credit by Examination
Credit by exam is offered for student veterans who have documented military medical experience. Courses available for credit by examination in the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene are NURS 210, NURS 210/L, NURS 212, NURS 220 and NURS 220/L. To obtain credit for these courses, students are required to pass a comprehensive exam, skills testing, written care plan, and a standardized specialty exam. For more details, please contact the Office of Student Services.
How to Apply
- If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, review the pathways available for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
- If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, review the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing Program pathway.
Contact for UH Manoa Nursing
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Contact for current nursing students in all undergraduate nursing programs.
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email for current nursing students:
- Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Email for pre-nursing veteran students, current nursing veteran students and students using VA education benefits:
- Veterans to Nurses Program (email@example.com)
Contact for Questions about VA Education Benefits or Veteran Benefits
Kenith H. Scott, MPA
Director, Office of Veteran Student Services
Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Phone: (808) 956-2192
OVSS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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