Learn how to become part of a diverse and inclusive workforce providing nursing care to Veterans: Talk with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) career recruiters at the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Institute and Conference 2019.

Recruiters for VA careers will be at NBNA 2019 in New Orleans from July 23-28 to showcase nursing careers at the nation’s largest integrated health care organization. Visit VA Booth 216 to meet VA National health care recruitment consultants Shawanda Poree and Donna Collins, who will answer all VA career questions.

“VA nurses serve a critical role as part of the Veterans’ care team,” said Registered Nurse Donna Collins, VA’s national associate director of Nurse Recruitment and Retention. “We’re eager to discuss what it’s like to work at VA, the opportunities for education and advancement, and the benefits of a career caring for Veterans.”

Get information and share resumes

NBNA represents 150,000 African-American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the United States, Eastern Caribbean and Africa and has 90 chartered chapters in 35 states. NBNA’s annual conference is a venue for continuing education, career development and networking.

“Nursing professionals who stop by VA Booth 216 can learn about benefits such as paid time off, premium-paid health insurance, and diversity and inclusion programs; provide resumes; and pick up information to review and share,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing at VA.

A rewarding career with all the perks

VA is a strong supporter of the nearly 100,000 nurses who provide exceptional care for Veterans. Nurses receive competitive compensation based on education, training and experience. They can receive performance-based increases, accelerated raises and higher education support through the National Nursing Education Initiative. Nurses and other health care professionals at VA are supported by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which cultivates an inclusive workplace.

VA also offers nurses the opportunity to work by the beach, in a city or in the countryside, and take their benefits with them. With one active license, nurses can apply for an open position at VA facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the Philippines. Other perks that come with choosing a VA career in nursing include:

  • Flexible work schedules and shifts.
  • Low patient-provider ratios.
  • Leadership development and mentoring programs.
  • Career training and enhancement opportunities.
  • Dining options and a tax-free retail store.
  • A smoke/drug-free workplace.

Choose VA at the NBNA Institute and conference 2019

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Published on Jul. 16, 2019

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  1. Patio Covers July 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Nursing is one of the most popular second careers. The field offers relatively good pay, and you easily can increase your earnings by working more hours, and working on holidays and weekends. There are many professionals who retire from their first career and continue to work part time as a nurse to supplement their income.

  2. Islamic Center of Reseda July 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Nursing career has never been appreciated in the west. But here we need to also observe the importance of nurses in the hospitals.

  3. gary andrew davis July 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

    i need help to sign up…no working for me

  4. HVAC Installation & Replacement July 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I found other nurses to be supportive, opportunities for advancement and learning. The only reason that I left was that I developed cancer during my probationary period.

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