Veterans Health Administration
VA Travel Nurse Corps (TNC) Interim Staffing Program
Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide.
The VA Travel Nurse Corps Program (TNC) is a VA operated internal pool of Registered Nurses available for temporary short term assignments at VA Medical Centers throughout the country. The TNC ISP seeks to enhance patient access, quality of care and satisfaction by optimizing the national availability of a highly trained cadre of mobile health care professionals to include registered nurses. The goals of the program are to maintain high standards of patient care quality and safety; reduce the use of outside supplemental staffing, improve recruitment of new nurses into the VA system; improve retention by decreasing turnover of newly recruited nurses, support the delivery of VA health care in rural or underserved areas , provide alternatives for experienced nurses considering leaving the VA system; and to establish a potential pool of Registered Nurses for national emergency preparedness efforts. The Travel Nurse Corps Interim Staffing Program is an integral part of VHA.
TNC RNs will be selected from the VA and from the private sector. TNC RNs will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA. Assignment lengths will be flexible to meet facilities' varying needs. RNs selected for the program will be appointed as intermittent nurses. These intermittent nurses will be paid for the time they work and receive travel, lodging, meals and incidental expenses competitive with the private sector and in accordance with VA regulations. Nurses new to VA will receive training on the special needs of Veterans, VA procedures and policies, the computerized patient record system, bar coded medication administration, emergency response training/certification, and the VA health care system in general.
The home base for the administrative staff is Veterans Health Administration, Phoenix, AZ.
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