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Career Road Map to the VA

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i was hoping to get some incite from current or former vanurses. i am approximately 5 months from completing my pre-requisites for mybsn and starting on the program. i was wondering if anyone could set up a road map for me. i am a recently separatedveteran with a current gpa of 3.8, i emailed the va over the weekend to seeabout volunteering. i will also be applying for the valor program in fy13. ifanyone could give me any recommendations it will be greatly appreciated since ihave to stack my resume with no prior medical experience.

thank you for you help,

luke

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Although the requirements for each VA's VALOR program may differ, there seems to be one consistency. You must be a current nursing student enrolled in an approved BSN program with an anticipated graduation date w/in 1 year of entry in order to be considered as a candidate.

You explained that you're currently in your pre-nursing phase - as such I would focus my energy on getting a position as a nursing assistant at your local VA. That alone will put you ahead of most of your competition and possibly give you an advantage when you become eligible to apply for the VALOR program.

Good luck

(As a recent VALOR applicant, my knowledge is pretty fresh regarding this topic.)

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Thank you for your advice. Do you know the route I should take to be a nurse assistant? Sorry I am unfamiliar with the title, does it take me passing a course or is is simply applying. Again thanks for your help.

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