Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PB-RNR) Program

The VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS) Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency (PB-RNR) Program is one of the VA Office of Academic Affiliations’ (OAA) federally funded program that provides new graduate nurses with the needed training time dedicated to enhancing clinical competencies, while also identifying their interests and defining their nursing career paths within the organization.

“To develop competent, confident, practice-ready Registered Nurses equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the specific needs of our nation's Veterans. It also aims to enhance recruitment and retention at the VAMHCS by providing a pipeline of highly qualified nursing staff.”

The VAMCHS Nurse Residents will have 100% protected training time and are not counted in staffing matrices. The training model provides profession specific rotations through various clinical settings and specialties, following the standard for health professions education in other health disciplines. It is a rigorous   12-month program following OAA’s comprehensive, Veteran-centric, and competency-based curriculum which include experiential and didactic learning activities that build upon each other.

The program is highly competitive and seeks registered nurses who are mission ready, compassionate, resilient, and have strong interpersonal skills. Each nurse resident will receive:

We are accepting applications for a limited space of 6 residents for the AY 2023-2024, with a program start date of July 1, 2023. To apply, please submit the following: