Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program - VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My HealtheVet badge
EBenefits Badge

Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program


VA Salt Lake City Health Care System invites recent BSN graduates to apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program. New* RNs will be selected for the 2019 - 2020 cohort which begins on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Nurse Residents will:

  • Engage in a 12-month program that allows them to work as experienced RNs at the program’s conclusion
  • Receive a $55,598 stipend over the course of the year as well as accrued annual and sick leave
  • Work various shifts based on the preceptor’s availability and didactic course schedule
  • Be based on Psychiatric Unit, ICU, ED, Acute Medicine, Operating Room, Post-Surgical, or Telemetry

To apply submit the following by Friday, May 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm:

  • Resumé
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Three letters of reference including one from a college of nursing faculty member
  • An essay (no more than 1,000 words) addressing:
       -Why you are interested in the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program
       -What influenced you to pursue a career in nursing
       -Where you see yourself in five years
  • Must have proof of State Nursing Licensure submitted by July 3, 2019

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019 though the submission deadline.        


Please submit to: Amber Brennan, RN ( )
801 -582-1565, ext. 1128
500 Foothill Drive, HR L&E (05), SLC, Utah 84148

For more information: Tess Ramos, MSN, RN, PBNR Program Director ( )
801-582-1565, ext. 1460

*New RNs: “New” is defined as no longer than one year shall elapse from the time of graduation from the baccalaureate nursing program to admission into the residency program, as well as must be serving in his or her first nursing role.