Quote from VetRN
Just curious if anyone has heard about the 2012 VALOR program at VA Palo Alto. It looks like the deadline has already come and gone.
Any past or present VA Palo Alto VALOR students care to offer some feedback on their experiences with: the application process / experience in program / post-VALOR program employment?
Does the VALOR program honor veteran status when considering applicants?
I'm probably way late in answering this, but hopefully it can help someone out later on. I was a VALOR last year (May 2011-2012). I applied in late March/early April, interviewed first week of May, got the job offer 3rd week of May. I was already working at the VA (as a Student Nurse Tech), so I didn't have to do any of the VetPro, fingerprinting, etc. They DO honor Vet preference (I am a SC vet - so 10 points added to my overall application).
The VALOR program is amazing! They spend tons of money and time helping you gain knowledge and skills. They put me through essentials of critical care, 12-lead EKG, ACLS, to name a few. I primarily worked at the MICU.
After school there was a job opening at the MICU - but I moved to California (husband is separating from AD and Cali is where I'm from). Now, I'm hoping to land a new grad position here in the Bay Area.