Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) Student Veterans of America, one of six Student Interest Groups at FNU, has been accepted into the Student Veterans of America (SVA) national network.
With a focused mission on empowering student veterans, SVA is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and four countries representing more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. Every day these passionate leaders work to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential.
“SVA membership provides military-specific scholarship and networking within the military and veteran community across the United States,” said Student Veterans Association FNU Chapter Faculty Advisor Dr. Sybilla Myers, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, speaking on behalf of the SVA student board of directors. “FNU achieving recognition as an SVA chapter is important because it provides a platform of readily accessible resources for members at FNU to use for personal and professional advancement. The FNU SVA chapter also provides a military presence at the University. While our charter is just starting out, we aim to improve awareness and provide mentorship on how to better support the needs of veterans, veteran family members and support persons, and provide future practitioners with resources to pass on. The Chapter’s goals are to connect members with resources needed for personal and academic success, raise the visibility of student veterans and family members at Frontier Nursing University and create camaraderie among student veterans and student family members of veterans.”
Recognition as an SVA chapter gives the FNU student group access to the organization’s programs, support for events, and other resources.
FNU’s Student Interest Groups are sponsored by the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In addition to the SVA, Frontier has established the following Student Interest Groups:
- International Students in Nursing
- LGBTQIA+ Students in Nursing
- Men in Nursing
- Neurodivergent Students in Nursing
- Students of Color in Nursing
“At Frontier Nursing University, the voices of our students are paramount. After several town hall meetings with students, what I heard from the students was the need to have groups of likeness — affinity groups,” said FNU Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN. “The SIGs are student-driven, and students drive all initiatives. Each SIG has different goals they want to achieve and go about achieving those goals in collaboration with their faculty advisors. Inclusion in the national Student Veterans of America network provides expanded resources and opportunities for FNU’s student veterans and military-connected students.”