CSM Helping Veterans Transition into Nursing Careers

Military Medic/Corpsman to Associate Degree Nursing Transition Open House, June 4

The College of Southern Maryland and American Public University System is launching a program for veterans with healthcare experience to transition into a nursing career. Student veterans will have an opportunity to learn more at the “Military Medic/Corpsman to Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) Transition Pathway” information session 3:30 to 5 p.m., June 4 on the La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room CE-101 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

“This pathway is intended for veterans with at least three years of healthcare experience to facilitate the transition between military and civilian careers,” said CSM Health Sciences Division Chair Dr. Laura Polk. “Not only does this program save students time and money, but it also grants them guaranteed acceptance into the nursing program’s third semester upon completion of requirements.”

To be eligible for the program, a high school diploma or equivalent is required as well as one year of experience with direct patient care within the past five years, a minimum 2.0 GPA and documented status of being a Navy HM3, Army 91WM6 or USAF40NO veteran. There is also prerequisite coursework and students interested in the program are strongly encouraged to attend the open house to learn the specifics. Deadline to apply is June 15. To RSVP for the open house, visit http://csmd.edu/hea/medic-rn.html. For information contact CSM Health Sciences Division Advisor Jacqueline Koerbel, 301-934-7408 or JKoerbel@csmd.edu.


Military Medic/Corpsman to CSM Associate Degree of Nursing Pathway Information Session. 3:30 to 5 p.m., June 4. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room CE-101, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Student veterans will learn how their military healthcare experience can help them earn an associate degree of nursing. RSVP required. http://www.csmd.edu/hea/medic-rn.html, 301-934-7408, JKoerbel@csmd.edu.