- 0Feb 7, '13 by alexis87I was wondering if anyone who has been a valor nurse could answer a few of my questions I have about the program? I am wondering if you get experience in all of the units that the va offers. I am interested in becoming an ICU nurse after graduation? Is it possible to be offered a job in the ICU upon graduation after completing the valor program? Was it a valuable experience for you?
- 0Feb 7, '13 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorVALOR......The VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program gives outstanding registered nursing students who have completed their junior year in an accredited clinical program the opportunity to develop competencies in clinical nursing while at a VA-approved health care facility. Learning opportunities include didactic or classroom experiences, competency-based clinical practice with a qualified RN preceptor, and participation in nursing-focused clinical conferences.
VALOR participants who take a position with VA upon graduation are usually hired one-to-three steps above the entry-level salary rate established for new graduates. This is because VALOR participants are already oriented to VA and its practice requirements. VALOR students may be appointed on a full- or part-time basis during the summer months, and may continue during their senior academic year on a part-time basis. Contact the nursing education department at your local medical center for more information about the VALOR Program and how to apply.