Veteran and Military Health Care Program

Advance your nursing career. Earn your degree from one of the best online nursing programs in the country – CU Nursing

Welcome to the University of Colorado College of Nursing, where we are committed to supporting those who serve our country. We understand the importance of caring for our military and veterans, and we are proud to offer a cutting-edge education in Veteran and Military Health Care (VMHC), the first and only program of its kind in the country. This exciting and rapidly growing field is built on a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by our service members and their families. Specific needs of this population include an understanding of veteran and military culture, family dynamics, the invisible and visible consequences of war, service-connected conditions, environmental exposures, diversity, resiliency, reintegration, and making changes in federal healthcare delivery systems. Whether you are a service member yourself or simply have a passion for caring for those who have served, our VMHC program is the perfect opportunity to turn that passion into a fulfilling career.

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 through January 15th.


VMHC Program Options

Program OptionTermsCredit Requirement
Master of ScienceFall, Spring32
Post-Graduate Certificate
(master's required)
Fall, Spring20
Graduate Certificate
(bachelor's required)
Fall, Spring, Summer12
Doctorate pathways availableFall, Springvariable

Why CU Nursing?

This 100% online program is the first of its kind in the nation and has been featured in US News and World Report as part of a constellation of initiatives to serve our veteran population.

Courses are co-taught by doctorate-prepared professionals in the VA and military, with content that addresses the visible and invisible needs of veterans and service members both nationally and internationally

Designated a Military-friendly Schools Gold Award Recipient

Our online graduate nursing programs are ranked #1 in Colorado and are in the top 10 online MS degrees of 2023 by U.S. News & World Report online graduate programs