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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The VA Portland Health Care System Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners who are interested in a rewarding career caring for our nation’s Veterans and their unique healthcare needs.

Mission:

To develop competent, confident, practice-ready Nurse Practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the specific needs of our nation's Veterans in the VHA or community.

Program:

The VA Portland Health Care System Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners who are interested in a rewarding career caring for our nation’s Veterans and their unique healthcare needs. The NP residency is a 12-month post-graduate, precepted training program within the Primary Care setting with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of leadership skills within a dynamic and complex health care setting. Residents will manage a panel of patients alongside a dedicated NP preceptor. In addition to Primary Care, the program includes Specialty, Inpatient and Long-term Care rotations.

The resident will participate in activities including Journal Clubs, Grand Round lectures and Simulation practicums with other interdisciplinary team members. Residents will also complete an evidence-based, quality improvement project focused on the complex needs of the Veteran population.

Benefits:  

  • $80,000/year annual stipend
  • Healthcare insurance including vision and dental coverage
  • 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave bi-weekly
  • 10 paid federal holidays
  • No weekend or night shift duties
  • Gateway to an exciting and rewarding career caring for our nation’s Veterans

 Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Graduated from an accredited master’s or Doctor of Nursing practice program within the past 12 months
  • Board certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner from AANP or ANCC accrediting bodies (must have prior to September 1st).
  • Oregon State APRN licensure (must have prior to September 1st).
  • DEA certification
  • BLS certification
  • US citizenship

 Important dates:

  • Applications will be accepted from May 1-June 1. No applications will be accepted after June 1st.
  • The residency will occur from September 1 through August 31.

Questions?

Please email Lakshi.Aldredge@va.gov or call 503-273-5311