PMFB-RN, RN 5,345 Posts Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Trauma Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience. Sep 30, 2013 Okay, but there's more than one VA. For instance, I go to the Loma Linda VA and I've been told that they are understaffed. They even have a recruiting page and I have been told by people there that they do have a new grad program. So you may want to put the "total BS" sign away since it's obvious you don't have a clue what you're talking about.*** Leaving aside that Loma Linda is not in San Diego.....Your unsupported blanket statement doesn't reflect reality. In 2012 the VA ran close to a 2% vacancy rate for nursing positions. This according to their own publication. If you have information that backs up your claim by all means produce it. I get tired of people bad mouthing the VA all the time when the fact is they provide very high quality health care.