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Nurse practitioner residency

The program is designed to provide the resident with advanced competencies in a complex, Veteran-centric health care environment leading to specialized clinical and leadership skills. Specifically, the program provides training in culturally sensitive, patient-centered care using empirically based best practices and interprofessional collaboration. The mission of our residency programs is to bridge education and practice while transitioning novice nurse practitioners into safe, competent professionals to care for our nation's Veterans by using clinical evidence to guide the practice.


The candidates for Residency must meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate of master's or doctoral level nurse practitioner program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) within the past 12 months.

  • Serving in their first nurse practitioner role

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • Citizen of the United States.

  • Hold current board certification in the same specialty area as the program’s focus:

    • The Primary Care NP Residents must hold either an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner board certification.

    • The Mental Health NP Residents must hold a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification. 

  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a nurse practitioner in a state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, prior to the start of the NPR program


Stipend – (2022) $76,135

Optional enrollment for federal health insurance

Paid leave for 13 vacation, 13 sick, and 11 federal holidays

Access to KC VA online library with subscriptions to UpToDate, AAFP, and more.

Hiring preference for open positions in any VA nationally


Application due June 1st, 2023

Interviews June, 2023

Program start: Mid-September, 2023

How to apply: