Are you looking for a new nursing position? VA has you covered. Learn about VA’s dedication to new hires and the essential support you’ll receive as a VA nurse.

 Dedication to new hires

VA’s emphasis on teamwork is beneficial to nurses and patients alike. The team-based, patient-focused philosophy ensures both high patient satisfaction and happy employees.

VA is committed to setting new nurses up for lasting, successful careers. When a new hire joins the team, leaders assess their needs to ensure the proper support is provided – whether that be through a preceptor, orientation program or residency.

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  • One-year preceptors support and guide experienced nurses who have never before worked in the federal system through the VA nursing process.
  • Orientation programs support the VA career nurse who is starting at a new unit, helping to orient the nurse to the specific duties of that new position.
  • Residencies offer one-on-one guidance, training and didactic understanding of the nursing process for new graduate RNs to get acclimated to nursing and the federal system.

Each facility prioritizes the needs of new hires. Some facilities offer an RN Transition-To-Practice Residency Program. If you’re interested in this program, you can apply here.

Build your career with VA

Everyone at VA understands the importance of providing a solid foundation for new nurses. VA offers ample training and development opportunities both when you’re starting out and throughout your career.

You’ll never feel alone as experienced nurses guide you through training opportunities and answer your questions. No question is too big or too small.

Why else should I become a VA nurse?

Being a new nurse can be challenging. The team-based support component VA provides cannot be overemphasized – it aids in your overall success as a nurse.

Also, VA is the nation’s leading employer of nurses, with a team of more than 100,000 and growing. Nurses enjoy these and other benefits:

  • Competitive pay.
  • Insurance coverage.
  • Education support.
  • Generous retirement.
  • Plentiful time off.
  • Professional freedom.

If you’re looking to work as an RN, why wouldn’t you develop your career with the nation’s largest health care system? A job at VA can offer you greater challenge, opportunity, teamwork and satisfaction.

Find available positions

Find your perfect nursing opportunity at a location near you. VA medical centers are located across the country. Use this map to locate VA facilities and start your job search.

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By VA Careers

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Published on Mar. 3, 2022

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