Publish-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program | VA Louisville Well being Care

In keeping with the Veterans Well being Administration’s mission to honor America’s Veterans by offering distinctive well being care that improves their well being and well-being, the mission of the Publish-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency program is to assist skilled position transition, integration, and socialization of baccalaureate ready graduate registered nurses, into skilled nursing follow.

By means of a collaborative partnership between the Medical Heart and its group affiliate nursing colleges, the objective of the PB-RNR program is to empower the contributors to offer high-quality, secure, and efficient affected person care that promotes the well being and well-being of our Veteran affected person inhabitants. To realize this objective, program contributors obtain high-quality training and coaching; mentorship to develop sturdy medical judgement, and secure efficient nursing abilities; compassion and empathy for our affected person inhabitants; and a powerful dedication to skilled accountability, steady high quality enchancment, and life-long studying.

The VA Louisville (Robley Rex) Medical Heart has been serving Veterans since 1952. Well being care companies supplied by the Medical Heart can be found to greater than 150,000 Veterans in a 35-county space in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

As a educating establishment, the Medical Heart affords a full vary of studying alternatives, with state-of-the-art expertise in addition to training and analysis. The Medical Heart maintains over 30 affiliations with schools and universities to offer medical experiences for well being professions trainees, together with roughly 200 undergraduate nursing college students yearly.


The targets of the Louisville VAMC PB-RNR program are to:

  1. Present post-baccalaureate nurses with complete training, via a broad vary of experiences to boost Veteran-centered care;
  2. Strengthen contributors’ information and capabilities in making use of nursing science and evidence-based follow to a various Veteran inhabitants;
  3. Help the event of professionalism and efficient management behaviors;
  4. Improve retention of baccalaureate ready graduate nurses; and
  5. Look at the influence of this system on medical outcomes, nurse satisfaction, and affected person satisfaction.


On the conclusion of the PB-RNR Program, the graduate nurse will:

  1. Transition from entry-level, superior newbie to competent skilled nurse, who offers secure, high quality, moral care to the Veterans we serve;
  2. Make the most of efficient decision-making and medical judgment abilities;
  3. Exhibit evidence-based follow in offering Veteran-centered care;
  4. Exhibit medical management abilities on the level of care; and,
  5. Implement a person profession plan, demonstrating life-long dedication to skilled nursing.



The curricular framework for this system is developed round CCNE Residency Program Curriculum Requirements amended in 2021. Curricular ideas are included into each didactic and medical educational parts. Along with the prescribed evaluation instruments for the PB-RNR Program, competency validation will embody facility-specific competency-based unit orientation and simulated experiences included within the didactic element.

Didactic educational strategies embody lecture, case-based problem-solving, small group actions and dialogue, evaluation of present literature, and simulations. Proof Based mostly Observe (EBP) is included all through the curriculum, with particular actions to look at the present skilled literature and affected person outcomes information in every topical space of didactic instruction. The fruits of EBP curricular content material is the Residents’ enchancment initiatives.


Advantages of the Program:

  • Strengthen your nursing abilities with structured knowledgeable mentorship all through this system
  • Improve your essential considering and management abilities in a wide range of settings
  • Paid place with medical advantages
  • No required night time shift or holidays
  • Medical experiences {and professional} growth alternatives in a wide range of affected person care areas
  • 13 trip days, 13 sick days, and 11 paid holidays


Applicant Necessities:

  • U.S. citizen and up to date graduate of BSN or MSN (entry degree) nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN
  • Receive RN licensure by program begin date of October 2022.
  • Minimal cumulative GPA of three.0.
  • Decide to finishing the 1-year residency program.
  • Have to be vaccinated towards COVID-19.
  • Submit Resume, not more than two pages.
  • Private assertion of 400 phrases “Why I want to be chosen for the Robley Rex VA Medical Heart’s Publish-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency program.”
  • Three Letters of Advice: Two from faculty college (one medical college) and one letter from a Nurse Supervisor/Assistant Nurse Supervisor of Unit of Senior Capstone Expertise (or in case you are employed as a NA or PCA-your speedy Nurse supervisor). Have college e-mail on to PBNR Program Director.
  • Transcripts: Official from faculty emailed to PBNR Program Director.
  • Deadline to use for the subsequent cohort is September 12, 2022.