- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6)
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Applicant's education and length of nursing
practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards
Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. Experience
as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable
level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development,
Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has
criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing
Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice:
practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career
development, Collaboration; collaboration,
collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality
of care, research. Education/Experience Requirements:
Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree
(ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma
in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in
Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma
in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in
Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years
of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a
Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately
2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in
a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in
nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or
a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and
has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
Nurse III - Master's degree in
nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years
Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.
The criteria are as follows:
- Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization;
- Professional Development: performance, education/career development;
- Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality;
- Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6 Nurse Qualification Standard.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
1. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required. Master's Degree in Nursing preferred.
2. Master's Degree in Nursing from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited school of nursing and approximately 3 to 4 years of successful nursing practice is preferred.
3. Teaching experience with ADN, BSN or MSN students preferred.
4. Knowledge of evidence based practice and/or research is preferred.
5. Meets the requirements for appointment to the faculty in the school of nursing at the university partnering in the VA Nursing Academy (VANA).
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.
requires physical and mental capability to practice nursing in designated clinical setting including supervision and assistance to nursing students providing direct patient care. Work involves patient transfers, lifting, bending, carrying of supplies and equipment, patient repositioning, extensive walking and prolonged standing without assistive/corrective device. Use of patient care equipment designated for Safe Patient Handling required. Must be able to sit and stand at intervals utilizing the computer to review and document in the electronic medical record and perform bar code medication administration. Direct patient contact may include exposure to infected patients and contaminated materials, requiring ability to don protective clothing in isolation or operative/invasive procedures. May be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia or psychiatric disorders. Must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working closely with others, must be effective in stressful situations, and be able to shift priorities based on patient and learner needs.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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.