Nurses are needed everywhere, including the Veterans Health Administration ( VHA). The VHA is the America’s largest integrated healthcare system has over 1,700 facilities and services 8.76 million veterans every year. And even non-veterans are increasingly showing up. According to a 2014 report, non-veterans account for 11 percent of VA patients.
So there’s ample opportunity for travel nurses at the VA and other government facilities. If you’ve never considered a government assignment, here are three reasons why you should:
Travel to facilities across the country with any state nursing license.
When you take a government assignment, your nursing license becomes valid in any state you wish to work. Forget having to apply for a new state license if you want to work in another state.
Give back to our veterans by providing exceptional healthcare.
Travel nurses enjoy rewarding experiences no matter where they go, but there’s something unique about working with veterans. In many ways, you’re working with another life saver. You’ll be in position to show these brave people the respect and care they deserve.
Challenging cases help improve your skills and boost your resume.
Another benefit of working a government job is exposure. Government roles are an incredible way to expand your horizons and beef your resume. Becoming even more well-rounded renders you eligible for other top-notch assignments you may have wanted but may not have had the experience to get.
And there are more options beyond the VA. Travel nurses can choose from four types of government facility types:
Veterans Association Hospitals (VA)
Indian Health Services (IHS)
Military Base Clinics
Federal Corrections Facilities
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