Health Professions Trainees - Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital
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Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital


Health Professions Trainees



Student Clinical and Preceptorship

  Affiliate Contacts


Chief, Education Service:

Shelly Roth, MSN, RN
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Program Assistant:

"Bailey" Amber Bailey
2501 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605-336-3230, ext. 9-6441

  Affiliate Request Email 


Site information updated 03/20/2019

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System provides a wide variety of educational opportunities for current employees as well as future employees, including students, interns and residents in an array of clinical and administrative careers.

Affiliates and Health Professional Trainees
The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System works with hundreds of medical residents and students every year.  We ask that all student questions or concerns that are not addressed by these instructions or this website be directed to your Clinical Program Coordinator or Instructor at your Institution. If your Clinical Program Coordinator or Instructor at your Institution cannot answer or address your concerns then they (not individual students) may contact the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System Department of Education at (605) 336-3230 X96441 or e-mail

Due to Federal Regulations, The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is unable to support individuals observing, shadowing, volunteering or assisting as a volunteer in any type of facility administrative, business or clinical experience or capacity. All individuals seeking practical experience must be sponsored by an existing affiliate and have completed all required trainings and forms.

Instructions to apply for practical experience and/or clinical rotation:
Before you can begin your clinical experience, your school's clinical program coordinator must ensure that our facility can support your desired rotation dates and is able to provide an educational experience that meets your school's requirements. This is extremely important particularly when coordinating large groups of students. Your school’s clinical coordinator should contact the Education Program Assistant at our facility to get approval and to determine if the department has any unique or special requirements that must be accomplished. Once approval has been given, and the paperwork is turned in, the next step is to ensure that there is an affiliation agreement between your school's specific program and the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. Please note that no one will be allowed to conduct a practical/clinical experience without an affiliation agreement in place (No Exceptions). Check to ensure your program has a current affiliation agreement in place. Please contact the Education Department with any questions about an Affiliation Agreement or to check if there is one in place with your program.

Please click the link below for our application and onboarding instructions and forms.

Application/Onboarding Process -new 03/20/2019

Due to the increase of requests for RN/LPN Clinical groups, please use the link below for information on scheduling training dates.  Once training dates have been requested and approved, the normal onboarding process will take place.

RN/LPN Clinical Groups -new 03/20/2019

Students interested in applying for employment at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System please go to (Narrow your search by Geographical location and Position) or contact Human Resources Phone: (605) 333-6852.