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Veterans Affairs (VA) Nurse

LPN Certification

Nurses in this field not only work in VA hospitals, but can also be found in outpatient clinics, nursing home units, and home-based primary care programs. Their main responsibility is caring for U.S. Veterans; doing things like treating post-war trauma, dressing wounds, and boosting morale. They don’t just assist veterans with maintaining and regaining health though, the emotional rehabilitation they provide is essential in helping veterans learn to live and thrive with their disabilities.

Things You'll Do:

  • First aid
  • Assist veterans with disabilities
  • Treat post-war trauma

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certification
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • Become a
    Veterans Affairs (VA) Nurse

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  • Where You
    Can Work

    • VA Hospitals
    • Outpatient care clinics
    • Home care

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You can work with many patients in VA Hospitals, or focus on treating patients out of their homes.

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