VA Proficiency Nurse II to III help

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by Greenbay2932 Greenbay2932 (New) New

Hello, I am working on my VA proficiency yet again trying to get a promotion to a nurse III. It has been a very frustrating process and last time I appealed all the way to VACO without any luck.

Is there anyone willing to share their proficiency for when they got promoted from a nurse II to a nurse III?

Email: ad2932@atmc.net

Thanks in advance,

Sincerely

Arthur Harrelson, RN MSN-BC

Brownmako

Brownmako

Specializes in Emergency. Has 10 years experience. 2 Posts

Hi,

I'm in the same situation and currently appealing my denial to Nurse III. I would also appreciate anyone willing to share their proficiency for when they got promoted to Nurse II to Nurse III.

Thanks,

Crystal

Brownmako@email.phoenix.edu

16BitSalt, BSN, RN

Specializes in Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Nursing. Has 2 years experience. 33 Posts

Hi there,

I'm only a nursing assistant so this is anectodal, but I hope it helps:

I work in inpatient psych and an RN who is a close friend of mine developed a program for opioid addiction as part of her masters program. Unfortunately I don't know the full details as it only just launched and I've been on leave for VANEEP for two months. I know that for a nurse III you typically need at least an MSN (she earned in May) and you need to develop a program that benefits your floor. The only other way to really secure it is to earn an MSN/ DNP and work as an NP or some type of managerial position.

Unfortunately, part of this program implementation seems to be playing the politics game and getting your superiors on board, so that's a hurdle for some.

forevernurseII

forevernurseII

Specializes in UCC/Emergency Nursing. 2 Posts

I am also in the appeal process for promotion to Nurse III. I would appreciate any help that could be given as this is now my fourth denial and appeal

Kristi Stocker

Kristi Stocker

8 Posts

I’m trying to get nurse II, I’m a PACT RN & Only missing two dimensions collaboration and research! Are you able to help.

Lana_K

Lana_K

95 Posts

On 5/15/2020 at 11:04 PM, Kristi Stocker said:

I’m trying to get nurse II, I’m a PACT RN & Only missing two dimensions collaboration and research! Are you able to help.

I was denied in collaboration, appealed and was granted. We have Promote committee who help a lot with this stuff. So, one of the members gave me a feedback.

" *Uses group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems.

*Educates colleagues and/or students and serves as a preceptor and/or mentor".

I asked to clarify (we skyped, so here is the communication thread):

Me: For collaboration "Uses group process to identify, analyze and resolve care problems " Does it mean that I work in the group? Should I write that me as a SPHM Unit Peer leader collaborated with my fellow SPHM members and designed this project and delivered this to the PT team?

Her: If you can write something like as a consultant or as an expert or as a lead? initiate?

Me: Unit Peer Leader is not enough?

Her: I think it is... and write it as the unit peer leader.

I'm not sure I can share my writing here in open chat.

Kristi Stocker

Kristi Stocker

8 Posts

Thank you! Yeah I’m not either. I have a list of “things” I feel I’ve done maybe cover but suck at writing, & not sure I have the “data” specific to measure it.....

my email if willing to chat, help!
kristiandbrison@gmail.com

Thank you kindly!

Lana_K

Lana_K

95 Posts

Kristi, check your email.

maxpuppy

maxpuppy

157 Posts

im also working on my nurse 2. anyone wants to swap proficiency to check how its written? please email sunamibozo@Yahoo.com

Edited by maxpuppy

nursy20

nursy20, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 8 years experience. 15 Posts

Thank you for sharing Lana_K. I am also trying to write for Nurse 2 and have been denied a couple of times already, although have several years of experience and a BSN.

I am not that great at writing and unfortunately have had no success getting help within my unit.

if anyone is willing to share some examples and pointers, that would be greatly appreciated!

email: riscellular@gmail.com

Thank you much in advance!

Smilleyza

Smilleyza

Specializes in Intensive Care. Has 27 years experience. 2 Posts

I am in a process of appealing from nurse II to III if you don't mind sharing yours to smilleyza@Yahoo.com thank you

Lana_K

Lana_K

95 Posts

On 7/11/2020 at 7:46 PM, Smilleyza said:

I am in a process of appealing from nurse II to III if you don't mind sharing yours to smilleyza@Yahoo.com thank you

Smilleyza, I wish I could help, I just got promoted to Nurse II. I wish you the best.