Continuous learning is an essential component of providing top-notch healthcare for Veterans. At the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), employees are strongly encouraged to pursue their higher education goals through a variety of scholarships.

Meg Summey is one such beneficiary, having received the VA National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship while pursuing a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina. Now, as Staff Development Specialist at Durham VA Health Care System, one of her responsibilities is helping other VA employees apply for the scholarship program. Summey said NNEI assisted her in balancing a VA workload with the demands of a graduate program.

In this installment of our #ChooseVA Careers blog series, Summey shares her views on VA’s education support programs and why healthcare professionals

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