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Veterans Affairs Nurse

A Veterans Affairs Nurse takes care of patients who have served in the US military.
Required education
Average annual salary
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
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.
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What you’ll do


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


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


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


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


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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Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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