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Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program

Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program

Are you a new RN ready to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? As a nurse resident, your experience will cover multiple clinical settings at the VA Portland Health Care System. The year is like a fellowship – you will earn significant work experience, training and skill development opportunities that are not typically available to someone starting out in an entry-level nursing position.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Valuable experience developing and growing your RN skills and knowledge alongside expert colleagues
  • Annual stipend and benefits, no required night shift!
  • Structured mentoring opportunities
  • Enhance clinical and leadership skills in a variety of clinical settings
  • Understand the continuum of care across the entire health care system
  • Veteran-centered practice environment to Care for Those Who Have Served Us

 Note: Nurse residents are considered trainees and there is no commitment for continued employment after the completion of the year-long program. After a successful residency, we do hope that you will find your calling to care for Veterans within the VA Portland Health Care System!


2018-2019 Nursing Residency Application Packet

2018-2019 Program Flier


Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a US citizen and a graduate of a BSN or MSN (entry level) program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN
  • Be a licensed RN by August 20, 2018 OR
  • Be a licensed RN for less than one-year post graduation from your nursing program and have no RN position work experience
  • Commit to completing the one-year RN Residency Program