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Department of Veterans Affairs

Serve those who served our country

Help provide world class health care to the men and women who served in our nation’s military. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the largest and most technologically advanced health care systems in the world. We care for 9 million Veterans across the country and employ a diverse, dedicated staff of nearly 325,000 people.

You can start your VA nursing career at any level, just about anywhere — at one of more than 1,200 sites of care nationwide, including medical centers, ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, nursing homes, Veterans centers, readjustment counseling centers and comprehensive home-care programs.

You’ll enjoy a better quality of life, both on the job and off, in return for your dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care. We offer competitive salaries, a generous leave plan, a robust federal benefits package that begins on your first day of employment, paid parental leave, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation.

Learn more about what makes VA a great place to work.

VA is an equal opportunity employer.

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G2Xchange Disruptive Tech Program Award Winner
In 2020, we were nominated by our peers for our work in recruitment marketing and advertising. The G2XChange Disruptive Tech Awards recognize federal IT and consulting programs that work to take calculated risks and positively disrupt the federal market, driving a new culture of progress and the critical missions of the federal government.

Forbes Best Employer
Forbes named VA one of America’s best employers in 17 states in its second annual survey of America’s best employers by state in 2020. According to the survey, VA is a top-ranked employer in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

Forbes Top Employer for New Grads
VA made the list of companies most liked by new workforce entrants in Forbes 2020 ranking of America’s best employers for new graduates. The list was compiled by surveying 20,000 Americans with less than 10 years professional experience working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

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