Post Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PB-RNR) Program
This residency program was developed to support the new nursing graduate during the first year of practice in an acute and long-term care hospital setting.
The graduate nurse will participate in a professional role and clinical nursing program under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. The program is 12 months in length. There will be varied unit assignments to ensure clinical and observational experiences.
The PB-RNR Program curriculum is centered on leadership, patient outcomes, and professional role. Leadership focuses on managing resources, including staff, supplies, and services for quality patient care. Patient outcomes focus on nurse-sensitive quality indicators and on the provision of quality care and assurance of veteran-centric patient safety. The professional role focuses on the advancement of nursing knowledge and experience.
The PB-RNR works with an RN preceptor for the duration of the program and performs RN functions. Applications are open from October 1st – October 31st for the Spring Cohort.
Qualifications for PBNR:
The applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen and meet physical examination qualifications for employment
- Have graduated with a baccalaureate in nursing from an accredited institution
- Have an active, non-restricted license prior to the start of the program
- Have no prior work experience as a licensed registered nurse
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from your nursing program (ideal candidate)
- Commit to completing the one-year PB-RNR Program
Proof of COVID vaccination (must be fully vaccinated)
For consideration please submit:
- Application for Health Professions Trainee
- Declaration Form-306
- Unofficial Transcript
- Cover Letter (1-2 pages), including an essay addressing: “Why I Wish to be Selected for the MEDVAMC PB-RNR Program (500 words or less).”
- Professional Letters of Recommendation (minimum one)
Send completed application package to Stephany Coleman.
*Funded by Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)