Apply your nursing skills to Veterans in need of critical care: Visit VA Careers at AACN NTI 2019 in Orlando

VA Careers hosts a career information booth at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ Exposition, May 20-23, 2019.


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On the heels of commemorating U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) nurses during Nurses Week, VA recruiters are heading to Orlando from May 20-23 to share information on opportunities to serve as critical-care nurses for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare organization.

Those attending the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition are invited to visit VA Booth 2489 to learn all about these careers at VA. Registered Nurses (RNs) Victoria Cox and Kim S. McDonald, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultants, will be on hand to answer all VA career questions.

“Critical-care nurses advocate for Veterans’ health at a crucial time in their treatment,” said Donna Collins, RN, National Associate Director of Nurse Recruitment and Retention at VA’s National Healthcare Recruitment Service. “As VA RNs, Victoria and Kim are fully prepared to answer questions about the role that these nurses play at VA.”

Get information and share resumes  

AACN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. The National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition offers high-acuity and critical care nurses opportunities for learning, inspiration and celebration. Attendees of NTI 2019 can earn more than 37.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credits via live and online sessions during and after the conference.

Critical-care nurses at VA manage the care of acutely ill Veterans with skill and empathy. They play an important role in shaping and providing medical treatment and personal care services to sick and injured Veterans.

“Critical-care nurses who stop by VA Booth 2489 can learn more about open positions, review the benefits of a VA career and pick up information to share with family and friends,” said Darren Sherrard, Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing at VA.

A rewarding career and a bundle of benefits

VA recently celebrated the nearly 100,000-strong nursing corps that serves the country’s Veterans during VA Nurses Week 2019. It was a week for VA nursing leaders to share their appreciation via videos and to highlight the work of these healthcare all stars.

VA also supports nurses all year long. Critical-care nurses receive competitive compensation based on education, training and experience. RNs at VA also receive performance-based increases, accelerated raises and the opportunity for higher education support through the National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship.

VA nursing careers offer the following additional perks:

  • Take leave with 36-49 days off paid time off each year, depending on specific leave tiers.
  • Receive paid vacation that accrues right away, unlimited accumulated paid sick leave and 10 paid federal holidays.
  • Care for your family with premium-support group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care, which may become effective on the first full pay period after you start.
  • Work anywhere with one active license and apply for opportunities at locations across the United States and the territories.

Choose VA at AACN’s NTI 2019

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