The Veterans Affairs Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR) program provides students with the opportunity to develop competencies in clinical nursing, pharmacy, and medical technology during residency at an approved VA health care facility. The program is designed to improve participants' clinical skills, clinical judgment, and critical thinking while caring for our Nation’s Veterans. Learning opportunities include classroom experiences, competency-based clinical practice with a qualified preceptor, and participation in focused clinical conferences.
Students may be appointed on a full- or part-time basis during the summer months and may continue during their senior academic year on a part-time basis. Students participate in the program for one full year, while completing a minimum of 400 consecutive work hours during the summer months. Students may complete an additional 400 work hours during their senior academic year.