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Calling all U.S. military medical veterans, reservists and national guard members. Thousands of military veterans are returning home every day with hopes of reentering the civilian workforce.

FIU is one of nine universities nationwide offering the federally funded Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) aka Medic-to-Nurse program.

This accredited, full-time accelerated program transitions medically trained medics and corpsmen into nurses while bolstering the number of nurse professionals with a robust understanding of the unique veteran patient population.

The track has limited enrollment for two (2) cohorts, one in the Spring semester, the other in the Fall.

The VBSN is a special project sponsored and partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration and the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

  • 60


  • 30-35

    Students per cohort

  • 2,000+

    Fellow FIU student veterans on campus

Benefits of the Program

  • Open to veterans, reservists and national guard members who have prior military medical training and service experience, as well for veterans without military medical background who are certified as a paramedic.
  • Credit for military training. The 60-credit curriculum is designed to accelerate graduation and provide credit by examination whenever possible.
  • Dedicated advisors and mentors. We have a team of dedicated academic advisors, academic coaches and RN veteran mentors to help you through the program.