Explore the country and VA as a travel nurse. Through our Travel Nurse Corps, you can join an in-house pool of Registered Nurses (RNs) who serve temporary, short-term assignments at VA medical centers in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The Travel Nurse Corps is one of the many unique ways nurses can advance their careers at VA, where they are valued members and leaders of the healthcare team, contributing their knowledge and expertise to care. veterans.
A unique opportunity
If you are flexible, mobile and able to take on at least three assignments per year, this opportunity could be for you.
These positions are temporary and intermittent appointments, usually in medical centers with an explicit need for more staff. The shortest assignment is usually 13 weeks, with your first assignment being selected by Corps administrators.
You will typically work a day, evening or night shift of eight to 12 hours. Some weekends and holidays may be required, with additional pay for these shifts. Travel Nurse Corps RNs may also earn overtime and bonuses, all within VA compensation guidelines.
A beneficial experience
In recruiting nurses for the Travel Nurse Corps, we seek to achieve a number of goals that will improve care for veterans:
- Maintain high standards of quality and safety.
- Reduce reliance on additional external staff.
- Support the delivery of VA health care in rural or underserved areas.
- Provide options for experienced nurses considering leaving the VA system.
- Create a potential pool of RNs for national emergency preparedness efforts.
There are also many advantages for you. With the Travel Nurse Corps experience, you can be hired and onboarded faster than those applying for permanent positions.
You can get an idea of the different VA facilities across our network, providing the opportunity to find one that is well suited for permanent placement. You may find that you prefer facilities in more rural areas or prefer living in a big city, an experience you might not otherwise have explored.
This effort also benefits VA by improving recruitment and reducing turnover, allowing us to keep familiar faces at our facilities, men and women like you that our veterans have come to know and rely on.
Work at VA
If you’re looking to explore the country and meet a variety of veterans who served so diligently, this might be the opportunity for you.
REMARK: The positions listed in this article were open at the time of publication. All currently available positions are listed on USAJobs.gov.