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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

 

Nursing Career Center: How to Apply

photo of a nurse

Application Instructions:

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

• 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 


Registered Nurse:

Items to send
Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists - (VA Form 10-2850a)
Declaration for Federal Employment - (OF 306)
Applicant Indicator
References (nurse reference form)
Computer Evaluation


Licensed Practical Nurse:

Items to send
Application for Associated Health Occupations - (VA Form 10-2850c)
Addendum
LPN References (lpn reference form)
Declaration for Federal Employment - (OF 306)
• Applicant Indicator
Computer Evaluation


Student Nurse Technician:

Items to send
• Declaration for Federal Employment - (OF 306) 
   see more information on SNT programs at the Nursing Students page


Valor Program:

Items to send
• Declaration for Federal Employment - (OF 306)
   see more information on Valor program at the Nursing Students page


Before You Are Hired

Medical Examination
• 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
• 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

Resources

Contact

Pam Snyder
Nurse Recruiter
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Office 4M-125
612-467-4382