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Anyone work for the VA Hospital Puget Sound Seattle?


Hi all,

I will be working in the VA puget sound and was wondering what are some of your experiences that you would like to tell or share with me. I looked and searched allnurses for past posts but the previous post was over 6 years ago and times have changed. Any positive qualities you like as a nurse working for the VA? Any negatives? Any perks and benefits that you enjoy? Flexibility? Any experiences would be great thanks!


P.S. If it helps, I'm a student nurse going to work there for a VALOR summer internship from California and then plan to work there full time after graduation and I have had various experiences from 3 other VA facilities. I might as well say that I'll be moving to Seattle next year too and will be new to the area, kind of excited yet scared and nervous :x3:. I'm 22 too.

Hey, that's really awesome! Where are you going to work in the hospital? I was working in Mental Health on the 7th floor! Great people!

hey thanks! It seems like I'm getting positive feedbacks from other people too. I'm quite excited to work there and establish myself with the VA! I can't wait to be apart of the team and help out such an amazing place! :D I must say, I love working with vets too. I'm willing to learn a lot too and be like a sponge to soak up anything, I signed up for ICU.

Thanks for the feed back! Makes me feel excited already!

Hi - Seattle is a great area to move to - I hope you liked it here. :) How was your VALOR summer internship? I'm going to school in OHIO and worked at the VA hospital there for one of my clinical rotations. I am moving back to Seattle next summer and want to work for the VA over the summer. Was it a good experience for you? Any tips on getting my foot in the door there? I love working with Vets, too!


My clinicals this quarter are at the VA on the spinal chord unit. I really like all of the nurses and NACs I have gotten the opportunity to work with, and they all keep telling us what an awesome place it is to work. Good luck!