Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Nursing Career Center: How to Apply
The application process requires that the job seeker visit www.usajobs.gov to identify position vacancies. Once the agency receives notice that the applicant has applied, the application packet will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist. Depending on met qualifications, the application packet will be forwarded to the hiring manager. If the applicant has questions about the vacancy or the application process, the Nurse Recruiter may be contacted.
Pam Snyder, Nurse Recruiter
VA Medical Center (05)
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Fax: 612-725-2287 Phone: 612-467-4382
All applicants are required to apply at www.usajobs.gov.
• References: Three references are required upon receipt of application
• Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts are required for the following:
- New Graduate
- Master's degree in nursing
- Bachelor's degree in a health care related field
Licensed Practical Nurse:
Student Nurse Technician:
Before You Are Hired
• Applicants with a tentative offer of employment at are subject to drug screening prior to employment
• A medical examination must be passed prior to employment
• Please bring any records of immunizations and eye glasses/contacts to the appointment
VETPRO and e-Quip
Our hiring process includes an electronic credentialing requirement, VETPRO, and and e-Qip, an electronic security clearance. After discussion regarding a tentative offer for a position, you will receive instructions regarding this component of the application process. Your current and previous employers may be contacted for verification of employment at this time. Vetpro verifies licensure, so this is not required for Valor or SNT applicants.
Education Debt Reduction Program
The Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) is not available for many nursing positions at the Minneapolis VAMC. Availability varies between VA facilities; therefore, the national VA web site may indicate that funding is available. If there are questions about availability for a particular position, this must be discussed prior to employment. If you are eligible to apply for EDRP (statement in ad or announcement referring to this), you must submit a copy of the ad or announcement to the nurse recruiter.
After You Are Hired
• Orientation for most nursing positions is about a month
• ICU orientation extends over three months
• The orientation program is four to six weeks in length for RNs and LPNs
• Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
• For questions about nursing orientation, please call (612) 467-3705