AY 2021-2022 Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program - VA North Texas Health Care System
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AY 2021-2022 Post-Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Residency Program

Mission:

To bridge education and practice developing novice baccalaureate nurses into safe, competent professionals to care for the Veteran using clinical evidence to guide practice.

Goals
: Support professional role transition, integration, and socialization to enable residents to:
  • Transition from novice to advanced beginner nurse to competent professional nurse who provides safe and quality care.
  • Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.
  • Develop strategies to incorporate research-based and other evidence into practice.
  • Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of patient care.
  • Practice collaboratively as members of the interprofessional healthcare team.
  • Formulate an individual career plan that promotes a life-long commitment to professional nursing.


Objectives
:
  • Articulate a professional development and career plan that projects goals that include lifelong learning, participation in shared governance, professional certification, and clinical leadership.
  • Transition PBNR Resident to the role of Staff Nurse at VA North Texas Health Care System.


Program Structure
:
  • Phase I and Phase II: Experiential Learning
  • Phase III: Clinical Rotations
  • Phase IV: Immersion Experiences


Program Eligibility or Qualifications For Applying
:
  • US citizen
  • Novice nurse with less than 1 year of prior nursing experience
  • Graduate of a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation commission for Education in Nursing (ACNE) accredited baccalaureate nurse program
  • Meet conditions of VA employment
  • Possess an unencumbered RN license by July 1st
  • Minimal GPA 3.0


Application Processes and Requirements
:
  • Application: VA Form 10-2850DOPM OF306 
  • Resume
  • Official graduate school transcripts. Note: No transcript weblinks will be accepted. Mail official transcripts to: Katrina Booker
  • Essay addressing (no more than 1,000 words):
    • Why you are interested in the program?
    • Why you want to care for Veterans?
    • Five year career goals.
  • Personal Statement: What are your aspirations for a VA Residency program? Note: Limit to one (1) page
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: one academic and one professional letter in sealed envelopes or emailed directly from the individual writing the letter. Recommendation letter template
  • Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Salary and Benefits:
  • Salary is paid by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and rates may increase depending on the current year allocation rate. 
  • Government Health Care Medical Plan with optional dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • 10 paid holidays.
  • PTO & Sick leave accrued per pay period.
  • 100% Protected Learning Time.
  • Other VA unmatched benefits.


Program Point of Contact
:

Tiffany Grant MSN, RN-BC
VA North Texas Health Care System
Office: 214-857-4463
Cell: 214-516-2025
Email: tiffany.grant@va.gov

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Tiffany Grant MSN, RN-BC
Program Director
4500 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216
214-857-4463
tiffany.grant@va.gov

Atalie Henderson MSN, RN, RRT
Program Coordinator
4500 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216
214-857-2226
atalie.henderson@va.gov

Cynthia Foslien-Nash, PharmD
ACOS for Education
4500 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216
214-857-2440
cynthia.foslien-nash@va.gov

Gwendella Robinson, DHSc, NE-BC, RN
NE/ADPCS
4500 S. Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216
214-857-1197
gwendella.robinson@va.gov

Rosalie O. Mainous, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Affiliate SON/CON DEAN
Texas Womens University
940-898-2401
rmainous@twu.edu