Looking to begin your nursing career, but not sure where to start? Consider working at VA. With our Registered Nurse Transition-To-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program, we’ll guide you through the transition from nursing school to practice, each step of the way.

Read on to discover the unique opportunities and benefits a VA nursing career has to offer.

RNTTP Program

If you are a new graduate RN in your first licensed role, or you’re an RN with less than one year of professional RN experience, you can apply for the RNTTP Residency Program. The program was specifically designed to help you transition from entry-level and advanced beginner nurse to competent, professional RN. You will be assigned a qualified preceptor/preceptors who will work closely with you during unit-based clinical orientation and throughout the program.

Our experienced nurses will guide you through a 12-month developmental training program where you will take on the role, duties, patient care activities and procedures RNs perform. The program includes both didactic and clinical components, and the area of assignment will vary, depending on the needs of your facility and your individual learning needs.

Research shows that RNTTP residency programs positively impact nurses, patients and health systems alike. Throughout the program, you’ll benefit from:

  • Hands-on clinical training
  • Classroom training
  • Simulation training
  • Preceptorship
  • Mentorship
  • Shadowing experiences

Once you’ve completed the 12-month program, you will begin your rewarding career as a VA nurse in a specific practice area based on your facility’s needs. VA is the nation’s largest employer of nurses, with a team of more than 100,000 and growing. Our medical centers are located nationwide, so your perfect career opportunity is waiting for you – wherever you are.

Work at VA

You’ve chosen an honorable career path in the health care industry; why wouldn’t you begin your career with the nation’s largest health care system? A job at VA can offer you greater challenge, opportunity, teamwork and satisfaction.

As a VA nurse, you’ll enjoy these and other benefits:

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

With access to cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art tools, you’ll discover a challenging yet rewarding position. Most importantly, through building your career at VA, you will be directly impacting the lives of our nation’s Veterans.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.

By Office of Nursing Services

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Published on Sep. 3, 2021

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  1. Pia Paz George September 7, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I recently immigrated to the United States, 10/31/2020, I am a board certified RN in the Philippines. My husband is a veteran having retired from the US Army. I am interested in the RNTTP Program. Should I not qualify for RNTTP, any advice, recommendations or assistance you could provide to assist me in obtaining my U.S (Texas) RN license would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You For Your Time
    Pia George

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