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by Mizzyfrufru Mizzyfrufru, LPN (Member) Member

Mizzyfrufru is a LPN and specializes in LTC,Home health, Med/Surg.

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Hi guys, I was just offered a position at the VA hospital in Richmond,Virginia. I have a few questions. I was told I would take a med test and was even given a review guide (scary, it's so hard you need a review guide?), and I was told I would need to go through VETPRO (sp). I have no idea what that is. Has anyone gone through this process able to offer some advice?? I really want this position. I'm so excited. I heard it can be a lengthy process, but I can't wait. Thanks guys!

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VETPRO is a computerized database in which you enter the same informaton which is on your resume, including references.

Study the study guide for the medication exam and you should have no problems. It was a cinch for me and I did not study.

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Mizzyfrufru is a LPN and specializes in LTC,Home health, Med/Surg.

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Thank you so much for your help! Do you know what vetpro is for? I just don't get it I guess. I'm so excited though. I really want this job. I scheduled my test for tomorrow morning. Do u work at the VA in richmond, va?

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KYCNM specializes in Nurse Educator; Family Nursing.

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VETPRO is an internet based database of persons who are employees of the VAH system. It has advantages and perhaps disadvantages. It provides for ease of transfer from one VA to another should you want to move to another VAH in the future because all VAH's have access. It's like a mega personnel database. It also allows tracking of persons with legal, license or other "problems" (read substance abuse). You can find information about it by Googling VETPRO. The policy guiding it is online.

Good luck with your application. One of my students just started working at a local VA and she loves it.

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Mizzyfrufru is a LPN and specializes in LTC,Home health, Med/Surg.

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thanx guys. i passed the med admin test today, so moving along to the next step: the physical

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I start the at the VA on monday on the dialysis unit. Monday is my first day of new employee orientation. I just want to know how orientation goes. I know I have to take a medication test but do they review the material in orientation. If I dont pass the test does that mean I can't wotk there? I'm a little nervous about the te4st just because they gave me a sheet like a week ago with 40 Rx on it and I have to know side effects/adverse reactions, nursing implications, and teaching. I think i'll be ok with the math but can anyone give me some insight please. Thanks

Is the medication test hard. How do they expect me to remember all those medications?

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knexx specializes in A little bit of this and that.

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Don't worry the medication is easy, just making sure you'll practice safely. It was the basic stuff, just go over the study guide if you aren't feeling confident. You need i think an 85% to pass, if you fail, you get one more chance. If you fail again then you're cut.

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