The VA Medical Center Pay - page 2

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Do any of you guys know how much the VA pay new LPN grads?? I know the benefits are really good any ideas??:rolleyes:... Read More


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    go to the nurse recruiter, LPN work really hard at the VA,
    good luck with that
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    the Houston VA and San Fransico (SF) VA are the highest paying VA's in the county..of course you can't afford to live in SF no matter how much they paid you..
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    What does each step mean? Looking stuff up for wife.

    http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/pdf/dcb_h.pdf

    Thanks
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    Quote from RTRN7081
    What does each step mean? Looking stuff up for wife.

    http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/pdf/dcb_h.pdf

    Thanks
    Grades and steps are dependent on your education level and seniority. Plus, there are different pay scales for different locales, and even different jobs. Your most accurate determination of pay would probably come from contacting HR/recruiter and asking them about the specific job and pay for that job/education level.
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    I currently work for the Houston VA. I have been a nurse for 4 years. My current salary as a Nurse II step 1 is 66k. I have been at the VA for one year. You can't find nursing tables for big cities on the internet. I don't know why but you can't. There are 5 levels LVN's and new grads fall under nurse 1 I believe. The nurse recruiter would definitely be able to give you the current salary for new grads. I can't speak to LVN's so much but RN grads are probably starting at 23-24/hr
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    Quote from HoustonRN-VA
    I currently work for the Houston VA. I have been a nurse for 4 years. My current salary as a Nurse II step 1 is 66k. I have been at the VA for one year. You can't find nursing tables for big cities on the internet. I don't know why but you can't. There are 5 levels LVN's and new grads fall under nurse 1 I believe. The nurse recruiter would definitely be able to give you the current salary for new grads. I can't speak to LVN's so much but RN grads are probably starting at 23-24/hr
    Do you have a 2-year or 4-year degree? :wink2:
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    I have BSN and I am currently working at the VA as well. I am a Nurse II step 3. However, I was an LVN prior to getting my RN and the VA does not count LVN experience. I think this sucks! Also, I really don't like it there. They are not pro-nursing by any means. It says its Magnet but truthfully they are not what I consider a Magnet Hospital. They have a long way to go. Just a thought!
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    Quote from valair55
    I have BSN and I am currently working at the VA as well. I am a Nurse II step 3. However, I was an LVN prior to getting my RN and the VA does not count LVN experience. I think this sucks! Also, I really don't like it there. They are not pro-nursing by any means. It says its Magnet but truthfully they are not what I consider a Magnet Hospital. They have a long way to go. Just a thought!

    Do you know if all BSN nurses start at level 2? or is that just because of your locale/experience? Also, did they start you at step 3 or is that the result of raises (if yes, over what time period did they give you a raise?).
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    Quote from cinqly
    Do you know if all BSN nurses start at level 2? or is that just because of your locale/experience? Also, did they start you at step 3 or is that the result of raises (if yes, over what time period did they give you a raise?).
    I am not a new graduate. I have been nursing for over 16 years. Also, I have 2 certifications. My RN experience (6 years) LVN experience (10 years). Even though they did not count my LVN experience, this is what I started at.
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    I'm a LPN and work for the Gulf Coast VA. LPN's in the VA system are only GS 5 or GS 6. Each Grade has steps. For example, I'm a GS6 Step 2. RN's are on a totally different payscale. They are not GS's.

    I have been working for the VA almost 2 years and love it. I've been a LPN almost 6 years.





    Quote from crystalclear
    Do any of you guys know how much the VA pay new LPN grads?? I know the benefits are really good any ideas??
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