The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated healthcare system. Our government VA has over 1,700 facilities and services 8.76 million veterans every year. Even non-veterans are increasingly showing up. According to a 2014 report, non-veterans account for 11% of VA patients. There’s increasing opportunity for travel nurses not only at the VA, but other government facilities. Even if you’ve never considered a government travel nursing job, it may be time. Here’s 3 reasons why:
When you take a government assignment, your nursing license becomes valid in any state you wish to work. Forget having to apply for a new state license if you want to work in another state. Not only will this save you money, it will help many of our fellow Americans in need of specialized care.
Travel nurses enjoy rewarding experiences no matter where they go, but there’s something unique about working with veterans. In many ways, you’re working with another life saver. You’ll be in position to show these brave people the respect and care they deserve. That sounds like a pretty great gig.
Working government travel nursing jobs exposes you to some challenging care opportunities. Government roles are an incredible way to expand your skill set and add to your resume. Becoming even more skilled renders you eligible for other top-notch assignments you’ve been itching for.
Even though we highlight the VA here, there are more options. Travel nurses can choose from four types of government travel nurse jobs:
Veterans Association Hospitals (VA)
Indian Health Services (IHS)
Military Base Clinics
Federal Corrections Facilities