A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses
Valencia College Nursing students were honored to be recognized and thanked on the Orlando VA Medical Center (VAMC) – Lake Nona Facebook page this month. Valencia College has partnered with the Orlando VAMC – Lake Nona for two years, where each semester, Valencia College Nursing students have clinical rotations in which they are able to gain specialized experiences with veterans.
Part-time Clinical Faculty Suzanne Winchoba and Professor of Nursing Tommi Graves shared, “As professors in Valencia College’s Nursing program, we have great respect for our veterans, our nursing program and our students who provide optimal care while gaining experience. It is a privilege to be a part of the experience.”
And for our students, they like that they are helping veterans while gaining experience.
“I have a lot of service in my family, including my dad who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” shared nursing student Casey Lewis. “For me, it feels good to give back to people who really put their lives on the line for us.”
“I choose to learn at the VA because I feel it is my way I can give back to those who served for us. I also have family connections with my sister in the Air Force and my father who was in the Army,” shared nursing student Jamie Palmer.
Valencia College’s School of Nursing is thankful for the partnership with the Orlando VAMC at Lake Nona.