Hey, I've got some info for you as far as general information as well as sites to visit to assist you in building a resume.
USAJOBS Resume Builder can be found at www.usajobs.gov/infocenter/
and is a tool that is pre-formatted to ensure that all of the information needed for a government job is included in your resume.
You might consider visiting vetsuccess.gov as they offer a variety of tools to help you with finding employment.
) also has a variety of tools, to include a search function that allows you to look for areas in the country that are hiring nurses, as well as what the average salary is for your job in that area.
Of course, if you go to the Department of Labor for anything, you get moved to the front of the line for service as a veteran. They offer a variety of classes and educational tools for free
because you're a vet, and while you may have to check with your respective state, they may also be able to link you with classes that could help you with how to apply/get hired into a Federal job.
This link will take you directly to the DOL workshop that's now mandatory for separating service members. All the information I'm quoting is coming from this book. Notice on page 155, they start talking about the ins and outs of getting a hired into a Federal position. To use terminology that is no doubt familiar to you, it would behoove you to read pages 155-182 if nothing else.
I hope this helps! Best of luck with everything and let us know how it all goes!