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Nursing Advanced Training

Advanced Training
Nursing Careers at VA
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Leadership Programs:
Advancing care through experience
Nurse Executive Leadership Development Program

Currently being piloted, this program offers three week-long sessions of VA-specific leadership training to nurse managers.

Nurse Executive Mentor/Mentee Program

Provides guidance and support to Nurse Executives new to their role or new to VA.

Nurse Executive Rotation

Gives VA nurse executives the opportunity to work in the VA Central Office or the Office of Nursing Services for a two- to four-week rotation.

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"I feel taken care of by my patients. I feel taken care of by my staff, and I feel taken care of by my supervisors.”

– Luis, R.N.

Education Support:
Expand your abilities
National Nursing Education Initiative

Covers tuition costs for related educational expenses for part- and full-time nurses.

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Employee Incentive Scholarship Program

Further your education, get an advanced degree, and build your career with this scholarship program.

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Student Loan Repayment Program

Employees in certain positions can receive up to $10,000 per year, up to a lifetime maximum of $60,000.

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Continuing Education:
Take the next step in your career
VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR)

A program that offers paid work experience with the guidance of a mentor (called a preceptor) for outstanding students in their final years of baccalaureate study.

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VA Learning University

With a world of educational opportunities at their fingertips, employees can take their pick of professional development opportunities and work-related courses offered by Government and private organizations.

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"What gets me out of bed in the morning is that I know I'm going to a place where I can make a difference.”

– Leola, R.N., M.S.N, Nurse Leadership

Research and Patient Care:
Build your knowledge and skills
The Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence® Program

Dedicated to demonstrating nursing excellence and innovation in practice and leadership.

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Travel Nurse Corps (TNC) Program

Maintains our high standards of patient care quality and safety, reduces supplemental staffing by improving recruitment, and improves retention of newly recruited nurses.

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VA Nursing Outcomes Database (VANOD)

This national database consists of clinically relevant, nursing-sensitive quality indicators to support strategic decision-making through internal and external benchmarking for all care areas.

Nursing Polytrauma Consortium

Our unique effort involves nursing leaders from each polytrauma center; also shares clinical, administrative, educational, and research initiatives related to polytrauma care with additional VA facilities.

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Clinical Practice Program

Supports nursing clinical practice to develop policies in coordination with other VHA program offices and to disseminate communications to the field.

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Patient Safety Programs

We are dedicated to providing a superior level of care to our Veterans through initiatives like the 5 Million Lives Campaign, Nothing Left Behind Program, and Patient Safety Reporting System.

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