May 08, 2020

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center


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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Mission Statement: To further develop the clinical and professional skills of the newly graduated Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with ongoing education, supervision and mentorship.

This 12-month full-time residency is a traineeship, which includes a generous stipend, insurance coverage and earned time off. This opportunity is for post-graduate psych nurse practitioners, who have taken and passed the ANCC Certification Exam and are licensed to practice as a PMHNP. Experiential learning, supervision, case conferences, didactics, and an interdisciplinary approach to Veteran Centric care make this a rich environment to augment graduate education. The goal is to transition novice NP’s to competent evidence-based practitioners. Additionally, the program will help develop leadership skills and encourage scholarly activities with a quality improvement project.

The preference for selected trainees, will be those who already have NP licensure, but there is a non-negotiable 90-day grace period from the start of the program to obtain NP licensure. We recommend ANCC testing as soon as possible. Though this program is designed to help with the recruitment and retention of high-quality NP’s, completion does not guarantee employment.

Academic Partner(s): Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing