VA puts together travel nurse program

In an effort to cope with the nationwide shortage of nurses, the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to create its own group of nurses whose job it is to travel and work throughout the agency's sprawling system. The Travel Nurse Corps, which will be headquartered at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, is starting out as a three year pilot program that will place up to 75 nurses at VA medical centers nationwide. The idea not only is to fill vacancies, but also to cut reliance on contractors and staff specialized services and procedures. The travel nurses may also be asked to help provide services to veterans based in rural areas.

To learn more about the program:
- read this press release

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