Hello all, this is my first post on Allnurses.com. I am currently seeking employment as an RN with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as a New Graduate, and would like to know if every VA hospital requires all of its RN's to be graduates of NLNAC or CCNE RN programs? I have seen some job announcements on usajobs.com that specify NLNAC or CCNE and other that say that your professional education must be on the list of accepted accredited schools
according to the Federal Dept of Education. Does each VA Hospital vary on its education requirement above just having and active unrestricted license in the US. After applying for a position I received a letter stating that I have been found qualified and referred for consideration. I submitted my school where I attended the RN program which is not NLNAC, but rather regionally accredited, and of course by the State BON. If you have any insight on this please send it my way? Thank You.
Jun 8, '14
I know this thread is old, but hoping RLeeRN could answer they ever worked for the VA or not. I an active duty veteran and military spouse who got my ADN from a non NLNAC college. Since then, I received my BSN through a CCNE college. Wondering if it is worth my time applying to a Dept of VA job. I don't want to call a recruiter to ask because then I feel like my application is flagged. Maybe I should apply and just see if it goes through.
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