VBSN Pathway to BSN
Davenport’s VBSN Pathway to BSN degree program1 is exclusively for those with military practical nursing or military medical training equivalent to a civilian paramedic. The VBSN offers advanced standing by awarding you up to 24 credits for your experience. Additional credits may be earned through transfer, DSST, CELP and other types of exam opportunities.
Depending on credits and experience, medically trained military personnel may fast-track into their sophomore year of nursing. The VBSN degree completion program is designed to help veterans and servicemembers successfully attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), pass the NCLEX-RN exam, and qualify for a civilian nursing position at Magnet-level or other top healthcare organizations.2
Our VBSN is accredited by both the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
- Only program of its kind available in Michigan.
- Academic pathway to BSN for Corpsman, Medic 68W10 or 68W20.
- Davenport is ranked among the nation’s top 30 most military-friendly schools.
1Funded by the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR): Veterans’ Nursing Pathway to BSN (VBSN) by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, Davenport University’s program includes an initial award of $327,284 for program year 2013-2014, and recommended total funding over four years at $1,217,446, at 100% of total program implementation costs (excludes student tuition and fees).
2”Magnet” is an earned designation given by a governing body to healthcare organizations that have achieved the highest level of nursing excellence.