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Unitek College Welcomes Veterans Back to School

There were many reasons why Lannel De Los Reyes chose to pursue a nursing career. The most compelling reason was watching her dad suffer through rheumatoid arthritis and gout. She decided to dedicate her life to helping others.

“It just motivated me to become a nurse and take care of people, especially my loved ones,” Reyes said.

Reyes served six years active duty with the Air Force and decided to use her GI Bill to attend Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing program in Fremont, CA. Her ultimate goal is to graduate with a Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) and return to the military.

In the same nursing classroom sits another fellow Air Force veteran, Grecia Benitez. One of Benitez’s motivations to enlist into the Air Force directly out of high school was the educational benefits. After completing 5 years of service, Benitez was ready to start on her career path. During an open house tour at Unitek College, she found the start of her nursing career with the Vocational Nursing program.

Benitez’s plan after college is slightly different from Reyes’s.  While Benitez does not shy away from the idea of returning to the military, she is currently focused on completing the Vocational Nursing program and continuing on to become a Registered Nurse through Unitek College’s LVN to RN bridge program. After finishing school, Benitez plans to either pursue a nursing career in a hospital or rejoin the Air Force.

Benitez and Reyes share both a dedication to their country and a desire to achieve higher learning. The Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI bill, amongst other Veterans Assistance (VA) benefits, reward veterans for their service and allow them to pursue higher education.  Although many institutions have yet to accept VA benefits, Unitek College made accepting VA benefits a top priority to make quality education available to America’s returning vets.

The majority of healthcare training programs offered by Unitek College are VA approved. “Unitek College is 100% committed to assisting our dedicated service men and women in making a successful transition into civilian life. Our main priority is to help them obtain the necessary education and training that can be parlayed into a lasting and rewarding career. Serving our veterans is a privilege we don’t take lightly.” Navraj Bawa, COO and Executive Vice President, Unitek College stated in a press release.

“If nursing is what you want to do…I would definitely recommend this school”, Benitez said.

Unitek College anticipates growth in enrollments from veterans who are looking to achieve their goals of higher education. This is particularly true with the recent deep budgetary cuts at public schools. Reyes, in advising other veterans said, “Definitely take advantage of your GI bill. That is part of why I joined the military.”

Are you a VA looking to get into the field of nursing?  Unitek College offers Training in Vocational NursingRegistered Nursing (LVN to RN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN).  Contact us today at 888-735-4355 to see how you can get started on a very rewarding career as a nurse.

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Military Veterans can now get VA Benefits for their Healthcare Training

Military personnel looking to use their VA education benefits by enrolling in college now have another excellent option – Unitek College. The majority of healthcare training programs offered by Unitek College are VA approved. The school provides accredited training in fast-growing careers such as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse and Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Unitek College Administrators are excited to help veterans meet their educational and career goals once they complete military service. Most military veterans are looking to enter a rewarding career as quickly as possible, which is why Unitek College’s healthcare training programs are ideal. For example, the school’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN Program) is designed to be completed in just 11 months. Students also receive employment assistance increasing the chances they will land that dream job.

Unitek College’s healthcare programs are perfect for veterans looking to receive hands-on training. The institution’s programs feature:

  • NCLEX Passing Assistance (for nursing majors)
  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Employment Assistance
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Financial Aid (for those that qualify)
  • Experienced Instructors


About VA Education Benefits

There are currently two veteran education benefits programs: the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. Both programs are designed to assist veterans in achieving postsecondary training through financial assistance.

The Post 9/11 Bill provides tuition coverage up to $17,550 per academic year. In addition, the student receives funding for books, supplies, and housing. The plan separates its payouts to students according to the type of educational expense.

Under the Montgomery GI Bill, qualifying veterans receive benefits dependent on a variety of factors (length of service, education level, etc.) and vary for Active Duty or Selected Reserve. For further information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill, veterans should speak with a military benefits officer or a financial aid professional.

About Unitek College

Unitek College, located in Fremont, California, is a fast-growing leader in providing career training for the pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare fields. The vocational school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Programs offered include medical assisting training, pharmacy technician training, vocational nursing training, registered nursing training, and Bachelor’s degree in nursing. To learn more about VA Education benefits with Unitek College, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu/financial-aid/veteran-benefits.