I am a recent nursing grad, and have passed the boards July 13th. I am still looking for a job, and I recently went to a job fair here in MA. I noticed they had vacancies here at the VA Medical Center in Boston. I am definitely going to apply. I was just wondering what working at the VA is like. I'm sure its definitely hard work, but it must be an honor to work with past vets. Any info? It is greatly appreciated. TIA.
aug 20, 2006, 03:02 pm "
why are we answering threads from two and a half years ago????? most everyone knows that there is a hiring freeze going on @ the va as well...... and unless you do something really catastrophic (i.e. negligence or kill a patient by giving a medication with ridiculous dose or via the wrong route etc.) management most anywhere will honor your employment agreement between you and the facility you work for unless you've given then reason to not. even with union tenure they can make things difficult for you so that you want to and do leave (even at the va and other federal facilities it is not cake). i happen to work at a decent place right now, it is not the va..... i have very good health insurance, there is a small ov copay and a small copay to go to the ed, and the rx plan is better than i have ever had, especially for my son who has crohn's and my daughter who has l ventricle cardiomyopathy from being tx'd for leukemia some years ago. people get catastrophic illnesses all the time, have catastrophic things happen and life happens period while we are busy making other plans. this doesn't mean companies that we work for get p.o'd just because we or our loved ones get a diagnosis.
patty i hope you recover quickly from yet another challenge in your life and get to move on from this as well.
Last edit by ArRNmy on Feb 3, '09
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