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    VA Benefits

    Hi all, I'm an OR nurse with a few years of experience. My end goal is to get in with the VA as I want to be with the Fed govt. A lot of that desire is based on prior (pre-nurse life ) as a civil servant and all the benefits that come with fed govt employment. I also have a strong desire to help our vets...I'd go military if I could ever get myself together physically. Anyway, I'm at a decision point in my current position for a promotion into management which would delay the VA goal for at least 2 years, if not more. Can anyone share what the current benefits of VA are? Specifically retirement/pension. I know it's not what it used to be, but in my head they are still really good. I have the payscales, but I know it's the bennies that often make it worthwhile. Thanks in advance for the help!
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    VA Benefits

    Thank you!!
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    OR RN role in the military

    Hi everyone, Curious if anyone out here has experience as/knowledge of OR nursing in the military? I am civilian and transferring into the OR next month. My hospital trains us to circulate and scrub - it's a 9 month orientation. I anticipate liking scrubbing more and think I may want to pursue RNFA eventually down the road. I hope to apply FQ for OR to either Air Force or Army probably a year post orientation -- talking Oct '17 boards for AF. Wondering if RN's do both scrub and circulator roles in the military? I've noticed that Air Force has an OR designation while Army has Peri-Op -- anyone know if that means Army Peri-Op is pre-op/OR/pacu grouped together? I've been in touch with Air Force healthcare recruiters, but am not at a stage (physically) where I am comfortable going in to meet with them YET - I have a solid year to get there before beginning the long app process :) Thanks in advance for any information!
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    Army fy 2016

    Sorry, I don't have any info for you. I am curious to see how the process goes for you so please update if possible! Best of luck!!
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    OR RN role in the military

    Thanks for the info jeckrn! Much appreciated. Are you currently Army Peri-Op?
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    GWU Hospital Internship

    Hi, I applied to all the internship positions posted from mid- to late April. Have not heard anything yet. Anyone else having luck or hearing back? jlc, how did the interview go?