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Thursday, April 09, 2020 12:00 AM

VA Critical Care RNs- Become a CRNA! VA CRNA Educational Opportunity

The VA is pleased to announce that the VA/Army collaborative effort to educate VA Critical Care Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) through the Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (EISP) pilot project is soliciting applications for the upcoming 2021 cycle.  This is a wonderful upward mobility opportunity for VA ICU nurses to join the CRNA profession.

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Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

FREE MAT Training; Waiver to Prescribe If You Get Prescriptive Authority

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is offering MAT Training for free! 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Meeting Update – March 12, 2020

As news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to dominate conversation and news cycles, the AVANA board and Annual Meeting planning committee are taking precautions to keep our membership safe. In order to reduce exposure, we feel it would be in the organization’s best interest to limit gatherings of large groups of people, as advised by the CDC. 

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Monday, January 13, 2020 12:00 AM

Message From The Executive In Charge

VHA Central Office Redesign and Town Hall Invite

I am excited to share that Secretary Wilkie has approved plans to redesign VHA Central Office (VHACO). Our goal is to more efficiently support facilities across VHA to improve care to Veterans. It has taken more than a year to develop a design that best uses your talents, reduces redundant work and improves communications and transparency, allowing VHACO to work as a partner with VISNs and facilities.  VHA senior leadership has addressed recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Commission on Care, and the Independent Assessment to redesign VHACO to better support Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) and facility operations. Our new structure addresses many of the concerns that put VHA on the GAO high risk list.

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