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Military & Veterans Programs

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing recognizes the tremendous contributions military and veteran nursing students bring to our undergraduate and graduate programs. We are dedicated to providing active-duty and veteran nursing students with a seamless transition into academic life and delivering educational opportunities to help them grow professionally and personally. The School of Nursing strives to offer exceptional support and service to those who have served their country.

Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor

Prospective Military & Veteran Nursing Students

Prior to Discharge

The Department of Defense (DOD) recommends that you start your planning at least 12 months prior to separation, and 24 months prior to retirement, from active duty. The DOD's Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a vital resource to ensure that your separation/retirement choices are truly in your, and your family's, best interests.

Getting Started

  1. Apply to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
  2. Visit Financial Aid to learn more about grants, loans, scholarships and the FASFA form
  3. Review the Veterans Educational Benefits section to review Federal, State and University educational benefits requirements.
  4. Contact a Student Affairs Coordinator to learn more about the application and enrollment process

Certification Information

Veteran BSN

Texas Tech University Health Science Center offers an accelerated (1 year) web-based and clinical coach training model leading to the Veteran to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (VBSN). The program will recruit veterans with prior military medical experience, who have met general education admission requirements, and facilitate the process of awarding college credits.

For more information on the VBSN, Click Here.