VA nursing outlook: continued growth for the future


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Nurses are essential to VA’s world-class standard of care. We are always in search of ambitious, hardworking and compassionate nurses to help improve the lives of Veterans in thriving careers with VA. Today’s job market is highly favorable for nurses—according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026; much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Many factors contribute to this increased growth rate, including an aging “baby boomer” workforce and patient population; the rising number of chronic conditions; and a greater emphasis on preventative care. Also, an expanding health care industry means more opportunities for nurses with advanced training and experience in specialties from geriatrics to clinical informatics.

With high quality nursing talent in such growing demand, now is a great time to consider a future with VA. We offer a variety of roles across the care spectrum—from nursing assistants and travel nurses to nurse practitioners and nurse executives. And no matter where you are in your professional journey, VA provides the education, training and mentorship resources you need to achieve your career goals. Now more than ever, we are determined to take care of America’s Veterans—will you join us in our mission? If you’re ready to move forward in your nursing career, explore our available positions and apply today.

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