Frontier Nursing University's (FNU) Student Veterans of America, which stands as one of the six Student Interest Groups at FNU, has achieved admission into the esteemed national network of the Student Veterans of America (SVA).
Dr. Sybilla Myers, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, the Faculty Advisor of the Student Veterans Association FNU Chapter, speaking on behalf of the SVA student board of directors, expressed, "SVA membership provides military-specific scholarship and networking within the military and veteran community across the United States. 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.”
Empowering Student Veterans
SVA is unwavering in its mission to empower student veterans, seeking to enrich their educational experience beyond the confines of the classroom. Operating through a dedicated network comprised of over 1,500 on-campus chapters spanning all 50 states and four countries, and representing a collective of more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA's primary goal is to ignite a sense of inspiration among former warriors.
Securing recognition as an SVA chapter affords the FNU student group access to a suite of the organization's programs, bolstered support for organizing events, and a range of valuable resources.
FNU Student Groups
The Student Interest Groups at FNU are overseen by the university's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Alongside the SVA, Frontier Nursing University has established the following:
• 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,” stated 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.”
Edited by Tim Kraft