Looking to build your career as a new Registered Nurse (RN), but not sure where to start? Discover a training program that will help bridge the gap between the classroom and real-world experience.

New nurses and recent nursing program graduates: VA’s RN Transition-To-Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program is structured for your success. This program gives new nurses the specific tools and guidance they need to grow and develop within the health care industry.

Transition from the classroom to practice

It’s no secret that nursing is a challenging career path. Although it is certainly a rewarding and honorable one as well, nursing can be mentally and physically demanding. The team-focused, support component of the RNTTP Residency Program cannot be overemphasized – it aids in your overall success as a nurse.

Throughout the 12-month developmental training program, experienced nurses will guide you through the role, duties, patient care activities and procedures RNs perform. Your assigned preceptor/preceptors will work closely with you during unit-based clinical orientation and throughout the program.

RNTTP Program Manager, Kim DeMasi, believes the program is built for success.

“Transitioning from student nurse to practicing RN can seem daunting; change is a challenge and an opportunity. The VHA RNTTP Residency Program is designed to provide the support you need to confidently and competently face this new challenge,” said DeMasi.

Learn more about the RNTTP Residency Program

If you have recently graduated from your nursing program or are a new graduate RN with less than a year of professional experience, you are eligible to enroll in the program.

Apply today, so you can benefit from:

  • Hands-on clinical experiences
  • Classroom and simulation training
  • Preceptorship
  • Mentorship
  • Shadowing experiences
  • And more

In addition, VA medical centers are located nationwide – so your perfect job opportunity is waiting for you wherever you are. Above all, through developing your career at VA, you will be directly impacting the lives of our nation’s Veterans.

Discover exceptional career benefits

VA is the nation’s leading employer of nurses, with a team of more than 100,000 and growing. Nurses of all employment levels can take advantage of over 7,000 training programs in affiliation with over 1,800 educational institutions, from mandatory developmental programs to competitive opportunities. There are endless possibilities for growing your skills and advancing your career within the agency.

VA nurses enjoy these and other benefits:

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

As the nation’s largest health care system, VA offers state-of-the-art tools, including speech-recognition capabilities, virtual technologies, mobile devices and renowned knowledge-based resources. VA is also the leader in telehealth, clinical innovation, and surgical quality.

Work at VA

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

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