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Frequently Asked Questions about VA Nursing

Are you a Veteran looking for educational benefits to start or continue a career in nursing? 
Contact the Veteran Benefits Administration for assistance in determining what VA education benefits for which you are eligible and visit their Education and Training page for more information.

Are you a Veteran interested in applying for a job? 
See multiple resources on VA’s Career page, including VA for VETS and Office of Personnel Management’s Feds Hire Vets. You can find additional information on VA Careers hiring programs and incentives.

Are you a Veteran interested in applying for Veterans’ health benefits?
Please call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) between 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday to see if you qualify for VA health benefits. Or, go to Veterans Services for information.

Are you interested in pursuing a nursing career in VA through educational opportunities?
VA has a variety of nursing careers, internships, and fellowship opportunities for all levels of nurses. The amount and type of opportunities varies between VA facilities. Visit the VHA Office for Academic Affiliations website and see Trainee Resources” on the left navigation links for information.

Looking for information on the VA Nursing Academic Partnerships (managed by the Office of Academic Affiliations)?
You must apply through a school of nursing affiliated with the VA Nursing Academic Partnerships.

Are you interested in pursuing a nursing career in VA? 
Search for jobs on the nursing page on the VA Careers website. Additional information about hiring programs and incentives on VA Careers.

Are you a VA Employee interested in applying for nursing scholarships?
Please see information about scholarships on the VA Careers site for information about scholarship and other benefit programs.