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VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network



VA Nursing Practice provides Veteran healthcare across a continuum of services for acute and chronic conditions in hospital, ambulatory, and skilled nursing settings.

To improve Veteran access to care, nurses help create new models of care like the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Teams (VA’s Patient Centered Medical Home), introduce new nursing roles like the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), and advance existing roles, like the use of RN Care Managers to coordinate care.

VA Nurses share lessons learned, tools, and evidence-based practices across the system. They engage in emergency management and disaster preparedness both in VA and beyond. And VA Nurses are integrally involved in the greater federal, national, and international communities of nursing: advocating for informed nursing practice so we can constantly improve nursing care for our nation’s heroes with our nursing colleagues.

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Caring for our nation's veterans has been a promise worth keeping for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
At the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, it is also our mission to support the education and advancement of our nurses, whom inspire us all with their own acts of heroism.

The VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is an integrated health care system, providing high quality care and leading edge research through an alliance of technologically advanced Medical Centers located in Greater Los Angeles, Loma Linda, Long Beach, San Diego and Las Vegas and 28 Community Clinics.

We welcome nurses who share our passion for advancing the profession while caring for those who have served us all.

VA Nurses are encouraged to participate in education and research as part of their professional practice. We strongly believe that your future is well worth investing in, so we offer a wide range of educational programs for nurses.

There has never been a better time to explore your career potential.

There are many opportunities at our facilities for RNs, including:

  • Acute Rehab
  • Alcohol/Drug Rehab
  • Clinics
  • ER
  • Hemodialysis
  • Home Health
  • ICU
  • Medical/Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Special Procedures
  • Spinal

Questions regarding these and other opportunities may be obtained by sending an email to us* indicating the specialty that you are interested in.  Please also indicate the facility location(s) of your choice.

Please see our Jobs and Careers page for various positions that are available here in our area.

Just as we are dedicated to caring for America's heroes, we are equally committed to meeting the needs of our valued nurses. This commitment is demonstrated in many ways, but perhaps most tangibly in the range of federal employee benefits we offer.

The VA is a place where heroes are embraced and every day brings new opportunities to care for America's heroes and celebrate the honor of serving those who have served us all.

We regard our Nurses as heroes, too. They serve our Nation by caring for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom. We are inspired by their compassion and passion for nursing. We support their education and advancement and provide the technology and tools they need to perform at the highest level.

VA job opportunities worldwide are available at USAJOBS and/or VA Careers.

Did You Know?

By the year 2020, there will be an estimated need for 434,000 nurses. There couldn't be a better time for you to consider being a nurse! 

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Contact Info


  • VA Desert Pacific

Contact Number(s)

  • 562-826-5963

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.