May 08, 2020

Washington DC VA Medical Center / Catholic University of America


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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency

The PC-NPR residency program is a one-year comprehensive post-graduate residency to facilitate the transition of the new-graduate to a competent and professional AGNP (preferred) or FNP (will be considered) and clinical leader for DNP graduates.  The residency includes didactic and clinical learning, exposes the NP resident to the basic areas of VA medicine, refines skills, promotes professional development activities, and enhances leadership skills with an emphasis on the needs of the geriatric population.  The residents are educated to the Veterans’ Affairs Health System Patient Centered Care Model and Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science.

This 12-month residency consists of 40 hours per week, 32 hours per week in clinical settings and 8 hours didactic, conference, and skills training.  The nurse practitioner resident will be assigned a mentor in a home base clinic and rotate through core rotations in Geriatrics and Extended Care. At the end of the core rotations, residents will have the option of rotating through various specialty clinics while continuing in the home-based clinic.