Veterans Affairs Nurse

A Veterans Affairs Nurse takes care of patients who have served in the US military.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
Besides giving everyday healthcare to a diverse population of veterans, you’ll help those suffering from psychological and physical post-war trauma, providing emotional rehabilitation and helping them learn to live with disabilities resulting from their injuries.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Collaboration

You’ll work with doctors, family members, and other nurses.

Counsel

You’ll provide patients and families with emotional support and refer them to the right therapy groups if needed.

Treatment

You’ll apply first aid and help veterans with disabilities regain mobility.

Where you’ll work
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Patients’ homes
  • VA Hospitals
How to become a Veterans Affairs Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.

03

You’re ready to work as a Veterans Affairs Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Veterans Affairs Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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