Military & Veterans Programs
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing recognizes the tremendous contributions military and veteran nursing students bring to our undergraduate and graduate programs.
We are dedicated to providing active-duty and veteran nursing students with a seamless transition into academic life and delivering educational opportunities to help them grow professionally and personally. The School of Nursing strives to offer exceptional support and service to those who have served their country.
- Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Prospective Military & Veteran Nursing Students
Prior to Discharge
The Department of Defense (DOD) recommends that you start your planning at least 12 months prior to separation, and 24 months prior to retirement, from active duty. The DOD's Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a vital resource to ensure that your separation/retirement choices are truly in your, and your family's, best interests.
- Apply to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
- Visit Financial Aid to learn more about grants, loans, scholarships and the FASFA form
- Review the Veterans Educational Benefits section to review Federal, State and University educational benefits requirements.
- Contact a Student Affairs Coordinator to learn more about the application and enrollment process
- Chapter Information
For specific information on each chapter visit The GI Bill Web Site
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
- Chapter 32 Veterans Education Assistance Program
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veteran's Educational Assistance Act of 2008
- Chapter 35 Dependent's Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program
- Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program
- Rate Tables
- State-Hazelwood Act
- Official Rules and Applications
Veteran to BSN
Texas Tech University Health Science Center offers an accelerated (1 year) web-based and clinical coach training model leading to the Veteran to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (VBSN). The VBSN track will recruit veterans with prior military medical experience, who have met general education admission requirements, and facilitate the process of awarding college credits.
Click here for more information about the VBSN Track.
Resources for Students
- TTUHSC SON Current Student Resources
- TTU Chapter of S.A.L.U.T.E
The S.A.L.U.T.E (Serivce, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence) Veterans National Honor Society recognizes student veterans who excel in the classroom. Please review the website for eligibility requirements.
- Veterans Association at TTU
The purpose of the Veterans Association to provide a sense of camaraderie and community outreach for United States military veterans, those who are currently serving or under contractual obligation in the United States military, and those patriots who support the United States military in any way, shape, or form.
- TTUHSC Student Organizations
- Hazlewood Student Hours Online
All Hazlewood applicants (veterans & dependents) must register online in order to track hours used through the program.
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
The mission of HHSC is to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds.
- Texas Veterans Leadership Program
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is committed to serving veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as they transition to civilian life in Texas. TWC's Texas Veterans Leadership Program provides resource and referral services. Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists are located throughout the state to provide job search and employment assistance, information about education and training resources, and help with other federal, state and community veteran programs.
- State Bar of Texas
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.
- Texas Veterans Commission
Our purpose has always been to act as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces.
- Texas Veterans Portal
The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for veterans, their families, and their survivors. Hhelpful information from many government agencies are listed so that you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need.
- Build Your Career - U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
Resources for veterans, family members, and civilians to obtain career advice and find jobs. Helpful information whether seeking a job at the VA, another federal agency, or the private sector.
- Center For Women Veterans
The Center serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.
- Children Of Fallen Patriots Foundation
If you are the child of a service member who has died in services to his or her nation, you may be eligible for a scholarship.
- Continuing Education Resources For Veterans
Additional grants and scholarships available for veterans and dependents.
- Disabled American Veterans
DAV provides free help with earned VA benefits, transportation and advocacy.
eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.
- Joint Services Transcript
You may request copies of your military transcript online.
- Lone Survivor Foundation
The Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF) restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded warriors and their families using therapeutic support, health and wellness, inspiration, and nature, while emphasizing camaraderie, understanding, respect, and pride.
- Make The Connection
Make the Connection provides personal video testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. The site also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and depression , and symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse.
- Marine Corps Leadership Scholars Program
Texas Tech University has been selected as a participating college in the Marine Corps Leadership Scholars Program which helps honorably discharging Marines continue their education.
- National Archives
The National Archives can assist you with your service records. You can order your DD214 and military personnel records via their website.
- National Resource Directory
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them.
- Student Veterans Of America
Coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.
- The American Legion
The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans' service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
- VA "Ask A Question" Site
Find the answer to your VA questions or email VA directly from this site.
- VA Educational Resources & Comparison Chart
Link to the Educational Benefits Comparison Chart and other resources.
- VA Official Youtube Channel
The official YouTube channel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Veterans' Employment & Training Service (vets)
The U.S. Department of Labor provides information for service members, veterans, and employers.
- Veterans Of Foreign Wars
The VFW mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts.
Community Resources by Region
- Veterans Service Office
Jimmy Defoor, Manager
400 Oak St, Ste 170
Abilene, Texas 79602
- Taylor County Vet Center
3564 N 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79603
Phone: 325-232-7925 or 877-927-8387
- West Texas VA Health Care System (Abilene CBOC)
Abilene, Texas 79606
- Amarillo Vet Center
3414 Olsen Blvd. Suite E
Amarillo, TX 79109
Phone: 806-354-9779 Or 877-927-8387
Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.
- The American Legion
617 SW 7Th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101-2107
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
1401 SW 8th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101-1013
Phone: (806) 373-3521
- Meeting Location & Time
1401 SW 8th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101-1013
7:00 pm. Third Tuesday
- Disabled American Veterans
6010 W Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106
- City of Lubbock
Lubbock is an outstanding community that supports veterans and their families. Please review the city website for information about the city government and services.
- Veteran Center
We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.
- Veterans Resource Coordination Group
The Veterans Resource Coordination Group connects veterans and their families to the resources they need to assist them during times of transition, and to make them successful in achieving their life goals. We serve those who served.
- Refuge Services
Refuge Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is community sponsored to provide services for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Refuge Services provides equine-assisted therapies to individuals of all ages. Refuge Services, Inc. offers hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) to children, adolescents, and adults in Lubbock and area communities in an accepting, supportive and Christian environment.
- Team Red, White, and Blue
Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans when they return from combat. We are creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities and events all across the country. Team RWB Lubbock, we are a Community located in West Texas and are part of Team RWB Texas and the National Organization Team RWB. We are a Young group and are building members quickly and if you are interested please contact us for future information.
- VA Outpatient Clinic
The Lubbock Outpatient Clinic is designed to deliver primary care services to eligible Veterans living in Lubbock County and outlying areas.
- George H. O'Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center
300 Veterans Blvd
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: 432-263-7361 or 800-472-1365
- Midland Vet Center
2817 W. Loop 250 N. Suite E.
Midland, TX 79707
Phone: 432-697-8222 or 877-927-8387