Dr. Susan Letvak (Adult Health Nursing) received a continuation of funding from the DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration for the project “Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.”
The purpose of UNCG School of Nursing’s proposed Veteran Access Program for Nurses is to provide medically trained veterans in Central North Carolina and South Central Virginia with access and specialized support in an innovative and accelerated educational program to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and find employment. The program will reduce barriers that prevent veterans from transitioning into nursing careers by offering academic mentoring through learning communities, specialized support services, cultural competence training, employment assistance and new educational models awarding academic credit for medical and life experience.
Letvak earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from Russell Sage College and finished a PhD in Nursing at Adelphi University. Her areas of expertise include patient outcomes and nursing workforce, qualitative research methods, relational theory and gerontology.