Military and Veteran Resources
The UNC School of Nursing community is dedicated to supporting active-duty military and veteran Tar Heels.
In 2016, the School launched an initiative for veteran and active-duty military students aimed at creating a smooth transition into the School’s academic programs.
Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD, MHR, RN, BC, Assistant Professor and former Army Nurse coordinates the military initiative. In 2014 the school brought together a group of faculty, staff and students with military backgrounds to form the School’s Military Advisory Committee to create and guide this initiative.
UNC Army ROTC offers scholarships for qualified nursing students who seek to become Army Nurses. Students who receive a Nursing Scholarship are guaranteed a job as an Army Nurse in an Army hospital upon graduation and commissioning. Nursing scholarships also include board fees, a stethoscope, and all class expenses directly related to nursing. To learn more about the ROTC Nursing Scholarships visit the Army ROTC website.
Support for Active-Duty Military and Veteran Tar Heels
- UNC Veterans Resources
- Carolina Veterans Organization
- UNC Application for Military Benefits
- UNC Veteran Affairs (Jan Benjamin, Coordinator)
- GI Bill Information
- UNC’s Degree Pathway Program for Military Population
- Graduate School Resources for Military-Affiliated Students
- VALOR group: The Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization is a student organization located in the Law school. It consists of veterans, military family members, and other law students interested in supporting veterans in the community. VALOR offers pro bono legal services to veterans and educates the Carolina Law student body on Veterans Affairs legal issues. VALOR’s scholarship compilation.
- Residency and in-state tuition for military members and their dependents:
- Those who are Active duty and stationed in North Carolina, or their qualifying dependents; Or members of the North Carolina National Guard may qualify for an in-state tuition benefit.
- Those who are veterans and using Chapter 30 or 33 benefits, or their qualifying dependents using Chapter 33 benefits, who have left active duty within the last 3 calendar years may qualify for the Choice Act, which would also grant in-state tuition.
- ROTC: Air Force | Army
Nursing.org has put together a guide that outlines the requirements and process for becoming a Flight Nurse. For specific licensure requirements and career outlook information for North Carolina, visit this page.
Upcoming SON Military Events and Meetings
There are no upcoming events at this time.