Veteran’s Affairs Academic Scholars Program

Learn about the unique health needs of veterans

This is an exciting pilot opportunity for students who are interested in the care of veterans.


The primary purpose is to gain an appreciation for the unique health needs of veterans. Class and clinical opportunities will support an understanding of contributing factors and targeted care.

Additionally, students will gain familiarity with the origins of the Veterans Affairs (VA) system; to understand what makes the VA unique; to become more informed about the VA system and benefits.

Program details:


If you are interested in being considered for this program, please contact UNMC College of Nursing Student Services at 402-559-4110, or

Watch a video about the VA Scholars Program and the mentoring and learning environment offered at the VA.