Veteran & Military Resources

The Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS) is proud to teach active duty and Veteran students as part of our healthcare education. Active military and Veteran students are enrolled in programs throughout BRCHS.

The Keigwin School of Nursing has two highly-regarded, competitive programs for active duty military students who want to be Navy Nurse Corps officers AND obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree: Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) and the Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21).

The MCEP students are active duty military who want to bridge into a Navy Nurse Corps Officer by obtaining their BSN degree. They are selected from hundreds of applicants and come from all over the world. These students must complete their BSN degree at JU and fulfill their Navy requirements within 36 months.

JU has an excellent reputation among the MECP community, and these students are a wonderful asset to the nursing program and the University, they also illustrate the great reputation we have as a military friendly institution.  To date, JU has one of the largest active MECP student groups at a single institution in the country. Beginning in the 2018 fall semester, the Keigwin School of Nursing will have 22 active MECP students, as our new MECP selectees enter to replace this semester's graduates. Of those 22 total, 6 will be brand new 2018 MECP selectees who will be reporting to JU in August for the first time.

Over the last 10 years we have graduated dozens of MECP students who are now stationed all over the world serving as Navy nurses. Many of graduates end up at large navy base hospitals following graduation, with the most popular being Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, Bethesda, MD, and Naval Hospital at NAS Jacksonville.

Learn more about the MECP

Learn more about STA-21

​The Keigwin School of Nursing is also the proud recipient of the Federal Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Grant # UF1HP26485) to enhance recruitment, advanced education, graduation, employment and retention of qualified Veterans seeking Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees. The Keigwin School of Nursing was one of only nine nursing schools nationally to be awarded the grant.

Access the Jacksonville University Veterans and Military Resource Center

​Learn more about how Jacksonville University supports military students