Herzing University Accelerates Degree Programs for Military Veterans
Following on the unprecedented success of its Vet2RN access initiative, Herzing University is launching a Vet2IT access initiative that makes it easie
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (April 21, 2016) – Following on the unprecedented success of its Vet2RN access initiative, Herzing University is launching a Vet2IT access initiative that makes it easier for military veterans to earn information technology degrees by giving them credit for military experience. The Vet2IT access initiative is available through Herzing’s 11 campuses and online.
Veterans who learned about information technology while serving under the job classification 25 Bravo can use that experience toward a Herzing University degree starting in May 2016. Similarly, students who served as military medics receive credit toward a nursing degree through Herzing’s Vet2RN opportunity. Vet2RN was previously offered only at the Madison, Wisconsin campus and is now available at two others in Wisconsin -- Brookfield and Kenosha – as well as campuses in Minneapolis and Atlanta.
“When our military men and women transition to civilian life, it’s important for us to recognize the relevant experience they’ve received while serving our nation,” Herzing University President Renee Herzing said. “Vet2IT and Vet2RN are ideal ways to apply their professional skills toward a degree and shorten their pathway to graduation. We’re proud to offer career-focused programs that save our veterans time and money.”
The Vet2IT opportunity will allow students to earn transfer credits depending on experience, including up to 24 credits toward an associate degree and up to 28 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in information technology. The transfer credits will allow some Vet2IT students to graduate with an associate degree in information technology in less than a year and a half.
Vet2RN provides former military medics up to 20 transfer credits, enabling some students to complete an Associate Degree of Nursing in as little as one year or receive 11-14 nursing credits in addition to general education credits toward a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) degree. There are currently 17 students enrolled in the growing Vet2RN access initiative, with the first class graduating in May 2016.
“Today’s military veterans possess tremendous skillsets and diverse, real-world experience. Recognizing that experience with college credit on their path to a degree is a great initiative,” said Wisconsin Department of Veterans Secretary John A. Scocos.
Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, an online division, and has a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students. Founded in Milwaukee in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of nursing, technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally. Herzing University has also has been recognized as a member of the 2015 and 2016 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.” Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu