Get Credit for your Military Experience in Healthcare
Charice Hamber, MA (Bio)
Veterans Nursing Academic Advisor
Renita Elder-Robinson, MSN, RN (Bio)
Veterans Nursing Coordinator & Faculty
Davenport University’s new Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Nursing* degree is designed to help individuals who are experienced paramedic level certified medical military to obtain a nursing degree and a position in the healthcare field. This program will fast-track many medically trained military personnel by granting advanced standing for transcripted military training, credit by exam and through DSST and or CLEP.
Receive credit for your military training and combat military experience by applying for DU’s new VBSN degree today! Davenport is the only university in Michigan and one of only nine in the country receiving grants to launch this type of program in support of veterans and military personnel. Davenport has long been ranked as one of the top 30 most military-friendly schools in the nation.
Enrollment is now open for the first 15-student cohort beginning with the Fall 2014 semester at our Grand Rapids, Midland and Warren campuses, and possibly Davenport’s Lansing Campus based on interest. Those students currently enrolled in DU’s BSN-PL program are not eligible.
Interested veterans and military members can begin the admissions process immediately by contacting Jonathan Highman or by calling 855-382-3446.
Admission is competitive! We highly encourage beginning the evaluation process for admission as soon as possible!
*Funded by the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Veteran's Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program (VBSN) by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration, Davenport University's program included an initial award of $327,284 for program year 2013-2014, and recommended funding over four years at $1,217,446 at 10% of total program costs (excludes student tuition and fees).
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At Davenport, we're always looking for the best and brightest to join our teaching team. Our students benefit from learning from professionals working in the field.
We have a number of positions open for adjunct faculty at several of our campuses for Spring/Summer and Fall 2013 semesters. Help future nursing students "get where the world is going" and apply to be an adjunct today.
Associate Dean: Sandra Welling MSN, RN, CCM, PAHM
Chair: Amy Stahley MSN, RN
Nursing Administrative Assistant: Judy Potyraj
Associate Chair Lettinga: Sue Offenbecker MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator Lettinga: TBA
Campus Faculty Lettinga: Janine Blakeslee MSN, RN
Associate Chair: Shannon Krolikowski, MSN, RN
Simulation lab/Clinical Coordinator: TBA
Associate Chair, Lansing: Aleta Pillai MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator, Lansing: TBA
Associate Chair Warren: Andrea Shaw MSN, RN
Simulation Lab/Clinical Coordinator: Amanda Binge MSN, RN
Chair: Amy Stahley, MSN, RN
Associate Chair BSN-C: Kelli Leask, MSN, RN