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VIDEO: VA nursing career provides flexibility, work-life balance

Working as a VA nurse was a natural career move for Jade Moore, MS, RN, acting director of workforce and leadership in our Office of Nursing Services. As a military spouse, Moore experienced numerous disruptions early in her nursing career as her husband was relocated around the world. Tired of having to start over, she decided a VA career was a perfect fit. “One of [...]

By |May 28th, 2021|Employment, VA Careers|Comments Off on VIDEO: VA nursing career provides flexibility, work-life balance

Advance your nursing career with financial support from VA

For Debbie Sommer, being a VA nurse has paid off, both personally and professionally. Throughout nursing school, Sommer always knew she wanted to work at VA. She happily realized that goal in 1999, when the Miami VA Healthcare System hired her as a registered nurse (RN) for its spinal cord injury (SCI) unit. With a National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship and mentor support from [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Employment, VA Careers|Comments Off on Advance your nursing career with financial support from VA

Explore a nursing career helping Veterans at the National Black Nurses Association Institute and Conference

VA Recruiters will be on hand July 23-28 to showcase nursing careers for the nation’s largest integrated health care organization.

By |July 16th, 2019|ChooseVA, VA Careers|4 Comments

Donna chose a VA nursing career to serve Veterans

Donna Collins’s nursing career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not just a job with great benefits and educational opportunities. It’s the way she serves her community and country. “If you want to give back to your community, what greater way to give than to give to those who have given for us,” Collins said in a video. She said that serving [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Caregivers, ChooseVA, Employment, Top Stories, Uncategorized, VA Careers|Comments Off on Donna chose a VA nursing career to serve Veterans

Executive opportunities and service to Veterans led Marlene to choose VA for her nursing career

Marlene Brewster took advantage of the many opportunities for advancement during her 33-year nursing career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Now, in her role as an executive leader at the VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Healthcare System, she promotes and supports the very programs she benefited from, including education and leadership opportunities. “Whether they’re LVNs (licensed vocational nurses) or RNs (registered nurses) [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|ChooseVA, Employment, Top Stories, VA Careers|Comments Off on Executive opportunities and service to Veterans led Marlene to choose VA for her nursing career

To care for fellow Veterans, Leola chose VA for her nursing career

Leola enjoys caring for Veterans with varied service histories. Leola wouldn’t be the nurse she is today without the early career mentoring she received at VA. “New nurses that come here are able to start out being mentored,” she says in a video (titled “Luis”). “And they’re mentored on up throughout their career.” Veterans Day is an occasion to take a closer look at Veterans [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|ChooseVA, Employment, Uncategorized, VA Careers|Comments Off on To care for fellow Veterans, Leola chose VA for her nursing career

Veteran Luis’s VA nursing career lets him serve other Veterans

Luis considered going to work at a private-sector hospital following military service. But he chose a career as a nurse at VA, in part after benefiting from the care and comradery of VA. “Being a Vet myself, I would like to influence how other Veterans are taken care of and the overall environment,” Luis says in a video. “I felt more comfortable here, so I [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Top Stories, VA Careers|Comments Off on Veteran Luis’s VA nursing career lets him serve other Veterans

How a nursing career with VA changed a former combat medic’s life

Jeffrey Ballard, R.N. and Army Veteran, began his medical career as an emergency medical technician (EMT). After gaining experience as a paramedic and a licensed practical nurse (LPN), he became a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at a Level 1 Trauma Center. He was deployed to Afghanistan two years later as an infantry medic, where he sustained injuries in combat. Following a year and [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|VA Careers|Comments Off on How a nursing career with VA changed a former combat medic’s life
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