Serving Veterans: a day in the life of a VA nurse

Discover what it’s like to be a VHA nurse


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Being a nurse at VHA means many different things, primary among them is the pride our nurses, and all employees, feel about helping our Veterans get the health services they need, and making a difference in their lives. But it’s also about the camaraderie with those Veterans and our colleagues.

A day in the life of a VHA nurse is full of endless learning opportunities. Whether we’re pioneering advancements in health care for female Veterans, or learning new skills, it’s about having the necessary tools to constantly learn and grow, both as nurses and as individuals.

Marlene, a VA nursing director, explains how everyone’s goal is to make sure the patient – always the priority for our nurses – has the best care.

Mentorship is also very important at VHA. New nurses can start out as entry-level and move up through training. Our nurses have the chance to earn degrees and certification that will allow them to take their careers to the next level.

VHA nurses receive exceptional benefits, including generous time off to spend with family. Also, relocation is easy with nationwide licensure. We offer tuition repayment plans to help with student loans, so our nurses can focus on what really matters – their patients and their families.

A day in the life of a VHA nurse is about serving those who’ve served. Join us, search for VHA nursing jobs in your area at VAcareers.va.gov.

Author

Dan Green