Welcome to the V.A. Nursing Academy
Fairfield University School of Nursing in partnership with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System signed a three year memorandum of understanding to enable and support the continuance of their partnership.
The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy was established in 2007 as a five-year pilot program to facilitate stronger and mutually beneficial partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Schools of Nursing (SON). The VA Nursing Academy incentivized the development of new models of academic partnerships based on strong and trusting relationships, shared faculty and trainees, innovation in education and patient care, and an emphasis on scholarship and inquiry. Internal and external assessments of the pilot program have demonstrated strongly positive learning and professional development outcomes and a favorable return on investment.
This funded program ended in August, 2013, but the partnership continues. Both the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and the Fairfield University School of Nursing are committed to continuing our goals of educating more baccalaureate prepared nurses with the knowledge and skills to care for Veterans and their families, provide academic support to VA nurses continuing their education and work together on clinical improvement and research projects.