The Nursing Program for Health Care Specialists in the Military

Accelerated Access

Why Queensborough

Description of the Accelerated Program:

The overall goal of the bridge program is to give qualified veterans an opportunity to accelerate their pathway through the nursing program. The bridge program focuses on basic nursing content and is available for veterans to complement their medical training and experiences.

Nursing students in QCC’s Virtual hospital

Who may apply:

Veterans or military personnel who have received training or worked in a health-care setting within the last five years as a medic or hospital corpsman and have met the entrance requirements for the nursing program. Click here to download the brochure for more information.

Entrance requirements for accelerated access into the Nursing Program:

For more information regarding entrance into the nursing program, please check the Queensborough Nursing Department website at:

Nursing students at the QCC Candlelighting “Graduation” Ceremony.

What QCC Nursing students are saying about the Nursing program:

Maria-Elena Vanuska“What I like best about the Nursing Program at Queensborough is the exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences. Also the resources available including the Nursing Resource Center, the Virtual Hospital, workshops, mentoring and tutoring help students to be successful.”
– Maria-Elena Vanuska
QCC Student Nurse

Timothy Luciano“What I like best about QCC’s Nursing Program are the stories, the stories that I have heard, amassed throughout my experiences and have learned from the professors. Not to mention the family away from home atmosphere that helps us get through and stay strong.”
– Timothy Luciano
QCC Student Nurse


Learn More:

Gail Patterson
Academy Adviser
Health Related Sciences Academy

Edwin Gonzalez
Coordinator, Military and Veterans Services

Professor Alexandra Tarasko
Department of Nursing