Nursing VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Student

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Fresno California
Feb 04, 2021
Mar 06, 2021
Contract Type
United States Citizenship
Currently enrolled in an baccalaureate RN nursing program from a school accredited through either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN).
Will have completed the final semester or quarter of the junior year of school by the start of the VALOR program, which will be near the summer (May).
GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcript required)
Submit a letter from the Dean/Director of the school of nursing to the Nurse Executive of the VA Central California Health Care System. The letter should include a nomination of the student to the program, verification of enrollment as a full-time student (as defined by the school), successful completion of the junior year by May/June 2021 (or its equivalent for rotating time off school schedules), and anticipated graduation date within one year after entry into the Nursing VALOR program.
1-2 page essay, double spaced, explaining:
  • -Why you want to be a nurse
  • -Why you want to work for the VA
  • -Rank which area(s) you would prefer to work - ex. Intensive Care Unit; Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit; Emergency Department; Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); Operating Room or Inpatient Psychiatry Unit.
Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting & carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling & Pushing (7-8 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing & Kneeling (up to 1 hour): Repeated bending (7-8 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional and Mental Stability. May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative, secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application

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