GRADE & PAY DETERMINATIONS:
Students will be paid at a salary rate equal to 80 percent of the local VA facilitys annual salary rate for a Nurse I, Level 1, Step 1. (At the James A. Haley VA this will be 80% of $47,553.00 or $18.28/hour). No future obligations to the VA, or guarantees from the VA will be incurred as a result of participating in this program. However, the Nursing VALOR participant who is selected for VA employment after graduation may be eligible for a salary rate above the minimum, based on superior qualifications as evidenced by their successful completion of this program. Employment opportunities vary with each VA facility.
Only completed packets will be accepted and must be received on or before Friday, March 8, 2013 to be considered.
Completed applications/resumes will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be called to schedule an interview.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Student must be currently enrolled in a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited BSN program, and will have completed (3) three semesters by May 1, 2013.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
Enrollment in a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited BSN program, and will have completed (3) three semesters by May 1, 2013;
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (no grade lower than a B in a nursing course);
Letter of recommendation from College of Nursing faculty (clinical faculty preferred)
Students who do not have an obligation to any program for work after graduation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.