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ADVANCE-Accelerated Development of VA Nursing Assistants Career Experience

Become part of our health care team with on-the-job skills training. Enter as a health technician, and graduate as a Nursing Assistant!

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Timberly Shepard

Designated Learning Officer

VA Finger Lakes health care

Phone: (607) 664-4837

Email: timberly.shepard@va.gov

Looking for a career change, a way into the nursing field or into the VA? 

VA Finger Lakes is launching an innovative, on-the-job training program, for those looking to become nursing assistants. ADVANCE your career with us! ADVANCE (Accelerated Development of VA Nursing assistants Career Experience) is a 6-week intensive program for individuals desiring to be a nursing assistant. 

Those selected for the program will enter as a health technician. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be promoted to nursing assistants.