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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.  

Application Window: 

Opens: First of February/October 
Closes: Last Friday of February/October


  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have graduated within the past 12 months or be a pending graduate of a BSN from an accredited nursing program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from your nursing program (ideal candidate)
  • Have no prior RN experience
  • Obtain a current, unrestricted RN license prior to the start of the program
  • Pass the VA pre-employment medical exam and drug testing
  • Commit to completing the 1-year PB-RNR Program
  • Proof of COVID vaccination (must be fully vaccinated)


  • Work alongside expert colleagues and preceptors in a year-long experience to enhance your clinical and leadership skills
  • 100% protected time to participate in diverse educational opportunities and clinical experiences
  • 11 federal holidays off/year (paid)
  • Earn an annual stipend
  • Accrue annual and sick paid leave
  • Medical benefits
  • Free parking
  • Provide care to Veterans
  • Magnet Designated Facility


For consideration please submit:

  • Application for Health Professions Trainee (Link below)
  • Declaration Form-306
  • Resume (please include clinical experience from nursing program as well as number of clinical hours, special training/education, previous work experience including paid clinical work experience, volunteer experience, Student Nurse Association participation, leadership experience, etc.)
  • Unofficial or official transcript
  • Professional Letters of Recommendation (minimum of one)
    • From faculty members, speaking to your academic and/or clinical performance
    • From a supervisor/leader who can speak to your work performance
  • Additional onboarding requirements will be requested after initial review of qualifications.


Please submit application packets by email to: Lindsay Simon, DNP, RN Program Director

*Funded by Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)