VA Nurses out there???? - page 3

Hey all! I just wanted to know if anyone knows about the student nurse technician program at the VA. I was just hired and I am going through my first week of orientation but I just curious if anyone... Read More

  1. by   LT Dave
    I would not work as a nurse any place other then a VA or military hosp. Great pay, vacations, patients are a lot nicer, Managment not so hostile, able to move any place in the USA.
  2. by   luckyladyore
    Did you also have to apply on line. Whats the process.
  3. by   RNPATL
    Quote from luckyladyore@yahoo
    Did you also have to apply on line. Whats the process.
    Nurses can generally contact the nurse recruiter at their local VA Hospital to apply for any open positions. Most of the VA Hospitals have a standing opportunity for nurses to apply as they generally have openings. You can also visit www.usajobs.com to locate your local hospital and apply online. Good luck.
    Last edit by RNPATL on Apr 22, '04
  4. by   luckyladyore
    Quote from RNPATL
    Nurses can generally contact the nurse recruiter at their local VA Hospital to apply for any open positions. Most of the VA Hospitals have a standing opportunity for nurses to apply as they generally have openings. You can also visit www.usajobs.com to locate your local hospital and apply online. Good luck.
    Thank you!!!
  5. by   cibils
    I am starting as a Student tech on Monday at a Va. hospital. What exactly is required of a Student tech.
  6. by   LT Dave
    Quote from cibils
    I am starting as a Student tech on Monday at a Va. hospital. What exactly is required of a Student tech.
    I started an an SNT while in Nursing school. I was treated very well, more as a glorified nurses aid. Basic patient care, no medication but basic nursing skills. The RNs and LPNs will try to teach you things because they know you WILL be a Nurse soon. The Administrators will be helpfull and supportive because they want YOU to work for the VA after graduation. This is a great oppertunity for you to get your foot in the door of the best place for a nurse to work. Be helpful to the other nurses aids, some day you will be in charge of them. Be eager to learn from the other nurses, they will be your coworkers soon. Be very kind to the patients, they are the reason we all have our freedom...

    It was the smartest thing I did in my career, I have been in the system over 10 years now; I make a great income, take a lot of vacation, my quality of life is much better then nurses who work in the outside., I will retire with a nice pension! Feel free to contact me at my email for any questions at all. Good Luck and Congradulations!!! Dave. rizangler@yahoo.com
  7. by   eugenia
    Do any of you have any experience as a GNT (Graduate nurse Tech) for any of the VA hospital's? What was your experience did prepare for the job as a RN?.
    Thanks. Eugenia
  8. by   DelGR
    I never worked as a GNT. However, several times I have worked with them at my VA. Those that I've worked with stayed at the VA and are still there many, many years later (15 years or more). I've been in the VA since June 1977.
    Last edit by DelGR on Jun 15, '05
  9. by   BadBird
    I responded to this thread a little more than a year ago. I am still employed at the VA, I transferred to CCU and am going back for my BSN ( the VA will pay for it). Yup, definately the best job I ever had. No regrets here.

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