Corpsman/Medic to Nurse Programs

Last Updated/Verified: Jan 15, 2020

With the nursing shortage expected to reach over 260,000 by the year 2025, tapping into the resources of the military's medical corps seems a wise decision. The nursing program at Florida International University is partnering with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to circumvent barriers to recruit, retain, and graduate transitioning veteran medics and corpsman to BSN nurses. The Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VSBN) program offers scholarships and allows the veteran to complete a BSN within a year.

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Many schools, such as Texas A&M, offer military veterans with medical experience college credit to be used towards a degree in nursing. Another option is the Military Medic or Corpsman to ADN Transition Program at Montgomery College. A 13-week intensive course that allows the medic or corpsman to finish the ADN after two additional semesters. Prerequisites of biology, math, English and psychology are also required.

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Veteran corpsman and medics bring a sense of team and professionalism to the field of nursing. By capitalizing on prior education, experience and skills of military clinical personnel, projected nursing shortages can be diminished significantly. And when adding the benefit of providing skills and employment for veterans, the combination is a win-win.

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