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Registered Nurse Residency Program

The VA Greater Los Angeles (GLA) believes in supporting novice RNs in their transition to competent and confident professional RNs. RN Residency programs are recommended by the Institute of Medicine, various professional organizations and accrediting bodies, and the Federal government as best practice. GLA offers 2 RN Residency Programs: RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) and Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency (PBRNR).

RN Transition-to-Practice

RNTTP is a 12-month program supported by the VA Office of Nursing Services. RNs begin training in the acute care setting and have an opportunity to explore other clinical areas of their interest. RNs are oriented to their employed unit and are supported throughout their first year of professional nursing.

For Academic Year 2023-2024

  • The Winter RNTTP cohort will start in December 2023. Applications are currently closed.
  • The Summer RNTTP cohort will start in June 2024. Applications will close on January 31, 2024. (Accepting internal applications only)

For Academic Year 2024-2025

  • The Winter RNTTP cohort will start in December 2024. Applications will close on July 31, 2024.
  • The Summer RNTTP cohort will start in June 2025. Applications will close on January 31, 2025.

Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency Program

PBRNR is sponsored by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). PBRNR RN Residents are hired as trainees with 100% protected learning time throughout the 12-month residency. The residency follows a robust three-phase curriculum, offering yearlong didactic classes and experiential learning opportunities in the ambulatory, acute care, critical care, perioperative, and mental health clinical setting. 

The Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency at VA Greater Los Angeles is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

CCNE Accredited

For Academic Year 2023-2024

  • The Fall PBRNR cohort will start in September 2023. Applications are currently closed.
  • The Spring PBRNR cohort will start in March 2024. Applications will close on October 31, 2023

For Academic Year 2024-2025

  • The Fall PBRNR cohort will start in September 2024. Applications will close on March 31, 2024.
  • The Spring PBRNR cohort will start in March 2025. Applications will close on October 31, 2024.

How to Apply

Review the RN Program Requirements below. If you meet all requirements, please send a cover letter and resume to Janna Alayu (janna.alayu@va.gov) by application due date. In your resume, please include your current GPA.

RN Residency Program Requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Graduate from a BSN or MSN entry level program accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ADNs may apply for RNTTP but not PBRNR.
  • Graduate no more than 12 months before program start date
  • Possess a current unrestricted RN license by program start date
  • Be serving in their first RN role
  • Commit to completing the 12-month RN residency program
Janna Alayu

Janna Alayu MSN, RN, CNS, OCN

RN Residency Director

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone:

Email: Janna.Alayu@va.gov

Nancy Davong

Nancy Davong BSN, RN, CEN

RN Transition-To-Practice (RNTTP) Coordinator

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone:

Email: Nancy.Davong@va.gov

Manmeet Randhawa

Manmeet “Monee” Randhawa BSN, RN

Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency (PBRNR) Coordinator

VA Greater Los Angeles health care

Phone:

Email: Manmeet.Randhawa@va.gov