Quote from livelikegold
was it difficult getting a position at a Va (veterans administration) clinic. I am asking because I am also very interested in getting work in the virginia area and at a Va facility because of their benefits.
I did my clinical's with the VA my last term of my LPN program. My dad is a veteran and I had him ask a lot of question's when he would go to see his PCP (well question's for the staff that is). Many of them said that they did their clincial's witht he VA which helped them them hired (another reason why I pressed my school so much to allow me to have clinical's with the VA)
It takes forever to get a job with the VA. I graduated in Aug. 2011, and passed my NCLEX Oct. then in dec I applied for two different jobs with in the VA. So in total, I've applied five times. My preceptor at the VA told me to be persistent and always check USAjobs.gov. Another way that may help you to get a job within the VA is to also apply for volunteer positions within the VA. While I was doing my clinical's I saw this volunteer there and she was jumping off the walls because she was finally able to land a job within the VA after doing her volunteer work for a while.
Don't give up, keep applying...and I swear their motto is "Hurry up and wait". Good luck!