Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program - Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan
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Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan

 

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan is pleased to announce nurse practitioner residency positions within the Primary Care setting. The program is one year in length and offers a stipend and limited benefits. Successful participants will be eligible, and encouraged, to apply for nurse practitioner vacancies in the Veterans Health System.

 

The Nurse Practitioner Residency program is designed to provide new nurse practitioner graduates the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care, operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to address the complex needs of the Veteran population in any practice setting. The curriculum includes rotations in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, and specialty programs comprised of clinical and didactic experiences.

 

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Recent graduate (within 12 months) of a master’s or doctoral NP program accredited by CCNE or the ACEN
  • United States Citizen
  • No previous work experience as a licensed advanced practice nurse. This excludes nurse practitioners who have obtained additional post certifications and are seeking residency in their new role
  • Must hold either an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification
  • Possess a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse AND nurse practitioner in a state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, prior the start of the NPR program
  • Reference the “Am I Eligible?” checklist to make sure you meet all eligibility requirements to train at a VA facility

 

Note: A “90-day licensure and board certification requirement grace period” may be granted to highly qualified NP residency candidates whose licensure and board certification have been delayed. Candidates must provide written assurance that they will obtain licensure and board certification within 90 days from the start of the program.

 

Appointments and Benefits

  • This is a one-year appointment, with limited benefits. Participants will be protected from personal liability while providing professional services at a VA health care facility under the Federal Employees Liability Reform and Tort Compensation Act, 28 U.S.C. 2679 (b)-(d).
  • Stipend and Benefits
  • Stipend: $75,186
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and health benefits
  • Hiring preference for open positions at any VA on completion of the residency
  • Active and ongoing professional development which includes recruitment into open positions in the NF/SGVHS and other VA facilities

 

Application Process

The forms below are required of all clinical trainees and are located on the Office of Academic Affiliations website at  https://www.va.gov/oaa/app-forms.asp

 

  • Application Health Professions Trainees VA 10-2850D
  • Declaration for Federal Employment OF 306

 

In addition, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of reference from clinical faculty
  • Current BLS Card (Signed)
  • One-page essay describing your nursing career goals 

 

Please keep a copy of any application documents you submit for your reference.

 

The application window for the 2021-2022 academic has closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due by May 1, 2022.

 

Submit completed application materials in person, by mail, or via e-mail to:

 

Dr. Harold Dalton, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Primary Care NPR Program Director
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, Michigan  48602
Harold.Dalton@va.gov 

 

Kris Waterman
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Coordinator
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, Michigan  48602
Kris.Waterman@va.gov