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Why students choose us

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Students from the 2015 Intro to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care course

  • Students enrolled in the curriculum specialization/focus receive specialized training in working with veterans and military families.
  • Students in the specialization/focus have the opportunity to participate in field/clinical placements in a variety of settings, all related to veterans or military families. Learn more about field opportunities.
  • Thanks to our ongoing collaboration with the Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System, many of the MSW advanced year specialization students are interning at the Buffalo/Batavia VA in 2015-16.

"I have committed myself to serving those who have served." -MSW student

What students are saying

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Students from the 2014 Intro to Issues class

  • "I believe the VMF Specialization will help me gain knowledge to better help veterans and their families."
  • "I joined the specialization for the experience and exposure [to issues related to veteran and military family care] before entering the field."

"The DNP Veteran and Military Family Focus provides an opportunity for me to get an in-depth look into military culture from actual veterans and veteran experts from all walks of life– authors, nurses, counselors, veteran historians, etc. As a doctoral nursing student, this focus provides excellent and relevant tools needed to promote health for this unique patient population." -DNP Student

  • "I am part of the focus because my current adult/gerontology health research focus is on caring for the neurologically impaired from concussions sustained during deployment. This focus opens the door to understanding military culture to obtain the best evidence-based care out there for our veterans."
  • "I joined the specialization for the opportunity to get more involved and network with members of the Veteran community."

"I am a part of the Veteran/Military Family Specialization because I believe civilians have an obligation to serve the needs of veterans and military families. As a non-veteran, I want to serve my country in a different capacity."  -MSW student

Interested in being a part of the Joining Forces-UB project?