March 21, 2023 11:20 pm

The Oklahoma City VA, with generous assistance from the Workplace of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and in partnership with Oklahoma City University’s Kramer College of Nursing, is proud to announce the launch of a new Psychiatric-Mental Overall health Nurse Practitioner Residency System.

This is a federally funded, cohort primarily based, complete time 12-month instruction plan that gives a hundred % protected instruction time for the resident, clinical supervision all through the plan, a robust curriculum, profession-certain rotations in many clinical settings and possibilities for residents to produce their special profession paths. Multidisciplinary possibilities concentrate on enhancing resident’s clinical capabilities and expertise to deliver productive, proof-primarily based, ethical, competent assessment, diagnosis and management of mental wellness and psychiatric issues. The plan guarantees that graduates are effectively ready to practice with self-assurance and knowledge in treating individuals recovering from complicated mental wellness difficulties. On completion of the PMHNP plan, residents will have 1 year of credible population-certain clinical expertise important for assuming complete practice authority.

System Objectives

The mission of the OKC VA MHNP plan is to prepare novice MHNPs to operate as independent practitioners inside the VA healthcare technique to boost the high-quality and accessibility of wellness care solutions for Veterans. The concentrate of the plan is to develop residents beyond entry-level qualified competence in patient-centered care, operational solutions, and to additional the improvement of leadership capabilities to address the complicated requires of the Veteran population. Residents will create and implement a VA associated proof-primarily based high-quality enhancement and/or technique redesign project with formal presentation to peers, faculty, and interdisciplinary colleagues as component of plan completion.

Added benefits

Residents in the plan are thought of federal trainees with a competitive stipend and complete rewards package that consists of earned holiday and sick leave, paid holidays, and wellness rewards. The resident stipend is primarily based on the existing year’s allocation price for the regional region. System participation and completion is not a assure of employment having said that graduates of the residency plan have hiring preference for open positions inside the VAHCS.

Eligibility Needs

  • U.S. citizen and fluent in English. 
  • Much less than 1 year expertise as a Mental Overall health Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduated with a Master or Doctorate degree with a specialty in Mental Overall health Nursing from a CCNE or NLN accredited plan.
  • Certification as an MHNP and a existing, complete, and unrestricted license as a NP.
  • All applicants ought to submit to a background screening, physical exam, drug testing and credentialing verification of education and employment to be a component of the VA wellness care technique.

How to Apply

To apply for this residency plan, please submit the following documents to Spot in the topic line: Applicant’s Initially and Final Name_Applicant NPR System_year. Instance: Jane_Doe_Applicant MHNPR_2023.

  • VA Type ten-2850D, Application for Overall health Professions Trainees.
  • Existing curriculum vitae or resume
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation ought to come from a existing or previous qualified peer as effectively as from your existing NP academic plan.
  • A copy of APRN license and board certification or notice of testing date.
  • A 1-web page narrative describing your interest in a the MHNP residency at the OKC VA Healthcare Center as effectively as future ambitions.

Applications will be accepted pending graduation and boards. These products will need to have to be completed prior to get started of the plan in September of 2023.

Application, Notification and System Begin Dates

The 2023 application cycle is March 10th – March 31st. Incomplete and late packets will not be thought of. All documents ought to be received by the application deadline (March 31st) to be thought of. Interviews will be scheduled for April, choice letters/emails will be sent out by May possibly 31st. The plan get started date will be the 3rd week of September.