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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

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Nursing Students

Welcome to the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - one of the largest VA Healthcare Systems in the nation. We value you our relationship with our affiliates and seek to provide you with an outstanding medical education experience. We participate in the funding of numerous resident and fellowship positions as well as allied health training programs in a wide variety of specialties.

In order to facilitate in-processing at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, we request that you complete the required paperwork and mandatory training prior to coming to the VA for clinical rotations. Please follow the instructions below. Make sure that you have a printer available as some of these forms cannot be saved. Print a copy of all documents and return them to the address listed below for your school:

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing:

Lisa Boyer
223 Godchaux Hall
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240

Belmont University School of Nursing:

Sandra A. Rosedale
Room #104, Inman Building
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37212

There are three components to your application. Make sure to sign your name and date where requested.

1. VA Application and Supporting Documents

NOTE: On the Declaration for Federal Employment form, please sign 17a (Applicant’s Signature) and 17b (Appointee’s Signature).

2. Mandatory Training for Trainees (MTT)

Please complete the following on-line training module by clicking on the link below. Upon completion of the training module, you will be able to print a certificate of completion of the course. Please include the certificate with your application materials. This course must be completed annually and is requirement to allow you to access the VA computer system.

3. VA Personal Identity Verification (PIV) ID Badge

Attached are detailed instructions to begin you application for a VA identification badge or PIV card. The instructions also include a website which will allow you to enter your personal information. Complete both forms and return them with your other application materials.

If you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to contact Ms. Thackeray Spelle at 615-873-8458 or by E-mail at