Where are you located VA nurses? - page 3

Just wondering where you all are located and what VISN are you in? I'm located at the NJ Health Care Systems in East Orange/Lyons, NJ, VISN 3.... Read More

  1. by   Mais-Rose
    Quote from tweeter
    VISN 6, Fayetteville NC....and another night person!
    Oh, thank God I saw your post. I wish to work with the VAMC. I have needed some first hand information on the VAMC at Fayetteville, NC. Would you mind terribly sharing about what it is like working there, and whether you would recommend it? I spoke to a recruiter there, and he told me they have continuos openings. Also that there is a $5000 sign on bonus. Sounds as if they need nurses pretty badly. Please share your experience. Thanks.
  2. by   tweeter
    Gosh hhendu, I'm sorry I didn't see your post sooner, I was on leave for a while, then just waaaaay behind.

    Don't know how long ago it was you talked to the recruiter, but I can tell you we're shorter than I can ever remember. There are a few openings in the clinics, but the long term care floors are super short.

    Almost all of the new folks we've gotten leave during or right after orientation. Most of the RNs here now are the old timers, getting ready to retire. I've been here 14 years, and will be gone in a year or so...or at least part-time.


    Let me know if you're still interested (or if you're working here yet)!

    tweeter
  3. by   Mais-Rose
    Quote from tweeter
    Gosh hhendu, I'm sorry I didn't see your post sooner, I was on leave for a while, then just waaaaay behind.

    Don't know how long ago it was you talked to the recruiter, but I can tell you we're shorter than I can ever remember. There are a few openings in the clinics, but the long term care floors are super short.

    Almost all of the new folks we've gotten leave during or right after orientation. Most of the RNs here now are the old timers, getting ready to retire. I've been here 14 years, and will be gone in a year or so...or at least part-time.


    Let me know if you're still interested (or if you're working here yet)!

    tweeter
    I sure am still interested. I have to get some things in order, though, before I can decide when. Thanks for your response.
  4. by   aileenve
    I'm in VISN 11 Detroit
  5. by   jwBSN
    Quote from aileenve
    I'm in VISN 11 Detroit
    I am Visn 15... Columbia MO....
  6. by   jwBSN
    Quote from LPN4Life
    First day of orientation and I am going to LOVE this place.........didn't really understand the true impact of what VA nursing is all about, but today in orientation it hit me, the staff there is so enthusiastic about taking care of our Veteran's, and we should be..........truly gonna love this job, I can feel it.....

    PLUS, I was starting out in an HNI position, there was nothing else open, no benefits, but good pay. I noticed on the bid board there was a FT noc position and no bids on it, I got that position today. I am so happy this saves on babysitting and will be so much easier for me, I love noc's............Plus I'm eligible for all of the benefits now:hatparty:
    I have been taking care of the Veterans for 13 years....it is an honor and a privelege to serve those that served our country!!!!!!!!! (congrats)...
  7. by   SuperSGirl
    i've been with the vamc 2 years now. i love it! veteran patient's are so neat and unique!
  8. by   pootie1026
    Quote from LT Dave
    Hey good question. I think its VISION 8 the Miami VA. MICU. None of my other coworkers knew either. Yup we be da smart ones :hatparty:
    Hi LT Dave: Would like to know if you could give me some info on working at the VA Miami. I am planning on relocating from NY to FL and the VA is of interest to me. I plan on moving into Broward county.....Weston, Plantation, Sunrise. Fill me in on pay , nurse/patient ratio and so forth. Thanx!
  9. by   mariabruja
    RN from VISN 1, Manchester, nh
  10. by   djsrn
    Hi,
    I am thinking about transferring to the VA in Denver. Does anyone work there that can tell me what its like (nurse to pt ratio, etc.) on med-surg floor. I was also thinking about working in the ED. any info would be appreciated
  11. by   va nurse
    Hi,
    I'm in VISN 15, St. Louis. I'm also a vet. and have been with the V.A. for 8-years. I wouldn't dream of going back to the civilian sector.

    V.A. Nurse
  12. by   jamangel
    VISN 7 Augusta Ga
  13. by   athena55
    Hello Everyone:
    Have been away, then transfered from Fort Wadsworth to Fort Hamilton in NYC (8th MED BDE)
    Work at VISN3 (Brooklyn Campus) and am waiting to transfer back into critical care/ICU. Going to work for the VA system best darn decision I have made (besides becoming a member of the ANC that is!)
    Hope your Memorial Day was peaceful.
    Thank you ALL for your Service
    athena

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