VA Hiring Process - page 20

Hello Allnurses, From the previous posts I've read the VA hiring process is pretty long and drawn out. I've applied to two different VA sites. The VA an hour away from my home I can always get in... Read More

  1. Visit  serenitylove14} profile page
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    Thank you all for this discussion, it has helped me tremendously through out this whole process. Here is my timeline and experience.

    -Started applying to the VA Thanksgiving 2012.
    -Applied to this position 1/28/2013
    -Got a call for an interview 1 month later but was unable to attend the specific dates because of prior obligations so they let me interview a couple days before.
    -Panel Interview 3/1/2013
    -Called for references the next week.
    -Offered Position 3/11/2013.
    -Vetpro info sent 2 days later. *Completed Same Day*
    -Equip and Physical/Background done on 3/18/2013
    -Called for official offer and start date 4/2/2013
    -My start date is 4/8/2013

    The start date is so soon because they said the unit I was hired in has a shortage of nurses and really need people to start asap. So the hr lady got permission from her department head and got me started asap.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. Visit  pfchang} profile page
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    Does anyone know if RNs get tuition reimbursement with VA jobs? I interviewed yesterday and one reference was called today. I would really like to go RN-MSN but can't afford it on my own. I now this may be premature but am trying to look ahead and have had trouble finding anything definitive.
  4. Visit  serenitylove14} profile page
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    From what I have read online and in some of the policies online, they will pay for it after 1 year of service but you must commit a certain amount of service after finishing school.
  5. Visit  miteacher} profile page
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    Quote from kristykat
    Good news! I talked to a friend who is in the residency program at another VA. She confirmed that she and another classmate were hired without an interview. She said that she was also given a verbal contingency offer & then scheduled for physical, etc. She said that because it's the new grad program, that the hiring process is slightly different & should only take about 2 months. Knowing that has helped alleviate some stress, but I'll feel much better once I hear back from the recruiter.
    So how did you get hired as a new grad? What area are you in? Is it a special program for new grads? If so, how did ypu find out about it?
  6. Visit  pfchang} profile page
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    Quote from serenitylove14
    From what I have read online and in some of the policies online, they will pay for it after 1 year of service but you must commit a certain amount of service after finishing school.
    Thank you. I've read this website for awhile now but hadn't posted until tonight. Does anyone know how to find the post you made afterwards so you can see if there are any responses? Sorry if this is silly but I've looked everywhere.
  7. Visit  calledtoserve} profile page
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    Quote from RN1253

    Thank you. I've read this website for awhile now but hadn't posted until tonight. Does anyone know how to find the post you made afterwards so you can see if there are any responses? Sorry if this is silly but I've looked everywhere.
    Don't worry, I wondered this too at first. If you go to your profile you can tap the button that says "Show all threads you have started" or "Show all your posts" and that should help.
    It's easy to find using the allnurses dot com app, once you know where to look, but I'm not sure how obvious it is on the full website.
  8. Visit  pfchang} profile page
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    Quote from calledtoserve
    Don't worry, I wondered this too at first. If you go to your profile you can tap the button that says "Show all threads you have started" or "Show all your posts" and that should help.
    It's easy to find using the allnurses dot com app, once you know where to look, but I'm not sure how obvious it is on the full website.
    Thank you, got it now.
  9. Visit  kristykat} profile page
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    Quote from miteacher

    So how did you get hired as a new grad? What area are you in? Is it a special program for new grads? If so, how did ypu find out about it?
    I was hired as part of the RN residency/Transition to Practice program. It gets listed on usajobs like all the rest of the VA jobs. I have absolutely no idea what area I will be in but I'm assuming med/surg. I have 3 days of VA orientation starting on Monday followed by 3 more days of RN orientation. I'm assuming I'll get the remaining juicy details once I met up with the nursing educator next week.
    cwrigh08 likes this.
  10. Visit  TBBRN2011} profile page
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    Can someone give me info on the Nurses Board? I received a tentative offer until the Board meets to decide what salary to offer me. Does that take long?
  11. Visit  serenitylove14} profile page
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    Usually you will hear something after your Vetpro is verified.
  12. Visit  TBBRN2011} profile page
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    Quote from serenitylove14
    Usually you will hear something after your Vetpro is verified.
    Thanks! My Vetpro was quick bc I currently work for the Department of the Army. Just waiting on my credentialing to be complete.
  13. Visit  Vona86} profile page
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    The do offer something called the VANEEP. I'm getting my BSN with the VA paying for it all AND my salary (as a GS-5 since I started in the pharmacy). You have to be a full time employee for a year and they will pay up to 2 years for 3 years obligation of service.
  14. Visit  krwrnbsn} profile page
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    The hiring process at the VA is long and grueling. It took about 3 months for me to get officially hired. I kept in touch with the nurse manager and nurse recruiter. I probably talked to the nurse manager every other week. Best of luck!


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