VA Hiring Process - page 21

by wife&mommyRN 259,239 Views | 640 Comments

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 contact with a nurse recruiter... Read More


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    Quote from freckled

    I finished e-qip and vetpro and was told it could take anywhere from a month to three months. Basically all I can do is wait until they clear and I get a firm offer, IF I even get one. AHHH so I'm still planning to interview/apply just in case this doesn't work out. So nervous, so much anxiety!
    Im on same boat i completed e-qip last week and I just got another call from HR to complete a chest x-ray just to verify my TB skin test was negative smh..... Where are you planning on working at?
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    Quote from navyvet13
    Im on same boat i completed e-qip last week and I just got another call from HR to complete a chest x-ray just to verify my TB skin test was negative smh..... Where are you planning on working at?
    I seriously despise their hiring process haha. If it wasn't federal I'd be working by now haha. I completed e-qip about 2 weeks ago. I can't wait another month or two! I'm dying to know. So much anxiety.

    I plan to work in the Bay Area. What about you? I'm so tired of applying and interviewing. Really hope this works out for me!
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    Quote from freckled

    I seriously despise their hiring process haha. If it wasn't federal I'd be working by now haha. I completed e-qip about 2 weeks ago. I can't wait another month or two! I'm dying to know. So much anxiety.

    I plan to work in the Bay Area. What about you? I'm so tired of applying and interviewing. Really hope this works out for me!
    I cant wait either..... I will be working in the dallas va... It sucks even more cause i have to do medical stuff out of state
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    Quote from navyvet13
    I cant wait either..... I will be working in the dallas va... It sucks even more cause i have to do medical stuff out of state
    Oh wow! So you have to do the lab work in another state? I hope we both hear good news sooner than later. I don't want stress ulcers from worrying so much!
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    Quote from freckled

    Oh wow! So you have to do the lab work in another state? I hope we both hear good news sooner than later. I don't want stress ulcers from worrying so much!
    Yes im in socal so i go to the VA in long beach.... I heard that if you get to e-qip you almost for sure have the position just a matter of time for them to get around to give offical offer
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    Quote from navyvet13
    Yes im in socal so i go to the VA in long beach.... I heard that if you get to e-qip you almost for sure have the position just a matter of time for them to get around to give offical offer
    Oh wow! Are you excited to move? I'm hoping that's true! But it all depends on if they find anything during the background investigation. I've never been so stressed in my life! Even nursing school didn't stress me out this much. And I thought the interview was the hard part haha.
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    Alot of the VetPro and EQuip process depends on how bad the need is and if you are going perm or contractor. There are a few locations that will actually expedite the process and can go from interview to start in to 2-4 weeks (which is lightening fast for the VA). One of my old travel companies is recruiting like crazy for the VA in Houston right now. I have been getting calls talking about 17 new openings and expedited credentials. I have previous experience at the Long Beach VA and that hiring process was a tough thing to go through. Wait until you think you are all done and they throw the TMS training (that takes 2 hours) at you!
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    Quote from 79Tango
    Alot of the VetPro and EQuip process depends on how bad the need is and if you are going perm or contractor. There are a few locations that will actually expedite the process and can go from interview to start in to 2-4 weeks (which is lightening fast for the VA). One of my old travel companies is recruiting like crazy for the VA in Houston right now. I have been getting calls talking about 17 new openings and expedited credentials. I have previous experience at the Long Beach VA and that hiring process was a tough thing to go through. Wait until you think you are all done and they throw the TMS training (that takes 2 hours) at you!
    wow thats great if you dont mind PM the name of travel company or website so i can apply?
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    Thanks all who post your experiences on these threads as they are very helpful. I have been reading and yet to post until now. I was reading first as most of my questions were probably already discussed and yes they were. It is difficult because it seems everyone has such different experiences and different "information." I was an employee at Loma Linda VA in Ca. and truly enjoyed my experience as an LVN. I applied (By paper) and figured since I'm a veteran, I'd hear back rather quickly but I didn't. Almost 8 months had gone by before I received a voicemail asking if I was still interested and they offered me an interview. Apparently the need was there but the funds weren't. Then I started within a month. It was rather quick and pleasant. I ended up leaving after only 9 months there because I was accepted into RN school and the hours conflicted. I've since been employed else where for 3 years now with 1 year being with my RN license. I just recently began applying to the VA (In Jan) and I am not sure if it is stroke of luck, my vet pref but either way, I got an interview. It is next week and as most of you that have been there, it is a nerve wrecking time. Does anybody know if leaving the VA the first time will hurt me? Does it really just come down to the interview at this point? This position fyi is for the Los Angeles VA. Also, last question- I hear that Va hospitals are really starting to get stricter about hiring Bachelor degree nurses. Does anyone know if they will consider the fact that I am less than a year away from graduating from a Bachelor degree program? Thanks any full/partial knowledge or input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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    I would highly appreciate any insight/advice and thank you in advance.
    I will be 44 when I graduate with my fully accredited BSN RN this December and hopefully pass the NCLEX shortly after. The area I live is saturated with RNs, so the VA is a possible route I am considering for my first new grad job and further career. Due to the nontradionality of my program, I will not qualify for their summer Valor internship but was told I might generously be considered for SNT (Student Nurse Tech) position that would will allow me the flexibility to complete my next 2 semesters.
    I have read most of the info in this post but ...still have a couple of questions.

    Does it really take that long to be hired on even if you are an internal (SNT if they offer and I accept) candidate?
    Is there a way you can internally apply for a relocation to a VA in a different state or you have to start application/hiring process all over again externally?


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