Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Training - VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Training

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) offers an innovative 12-month Post-Graduate Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PC NP) Residency training.

This residency is designed for new nurse practitioners with a commitment to serve the Veteran population. The program prepares new NPs to become confident and competent primary care providers by providing didactic seminars, grand rounds, supervised and independent primary care clinical and specialty care clinical rotations, leadership training and projects, participation in Journal Club and inter-professional experiences during the 12 months of the residency.  Special focus is placed on gerontologic/geriatric clinical experiences in primary care and specialty care rotations.

Residents will attend didactic seminars one day per week. Topics will be primary care focused with topics including HTN, Diabetes, COPD, CKD, thyroid disease, dementia, depression, among others and including perspectives from mental health and pharmacy.

PC NP Residency Salary and Benefits

Residents in our program are considered federal trainees with a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is based on the current year’s allocation rate. In addition, residents accrue annual/sick leave and other benefits listed below: 

  • Government Health Care Medical Plan
  • Option for dental and life insurance
  • Residents are not vested and do not have a 401K or matching fund benefit during the residency year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Annual/Sick Leave

Please note, if you are currently a VA employee, please contact Stacey Shaffer, PC NP Residency Program Director PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION.  As status change from employee to trainee will be required for participation in this residency program. 


For additional information contact Stacey Shaffer, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC.