Saginaw Valley State University's Department of Nursing and the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw have been designated as a Veteran's Affairs (VA) Nursing Academy by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations, joining 14 other partnerships in the country to have this prestigious designation.
The partnership is part of the Michigan Teaming Tactically Educating Nurses (MITTEN) Consortium that also includes the Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Battle Creek VA Medical Centers and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Nursing. The VA Nursing Academy is a five year pilot program for the competitively selected VA-nursing school partnerships funded through the Veterans Health Administration Office of Academic Affairs which enables the building of stronger and mutually beneficial relationships between nursing schools and VA facilities.
Through this relationship, the partners are working jointly to:
Additional information can be found at the VA Nursing Academy website:
You can also personally contact the Saginaw Program Directors:
Barb Johnson, RN, MSN Bonnie McKay Harmer, Ph.D., RN
Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Assistant Professor of Nursing
VA Nursing Academy Program Director Project Director, VA Nursing Academy
1500 Weiss Street 221 Health & Human Services Building, SVSU
Saginaw, MI 48602 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710