PMHNP Residency - 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

PMHNP Residency

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) offers an innovative 12-month Post-Graduate PMHNP 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 specialty care providers by providing didactic seminars, Grand Rounds, supervised and independent clinical practice, specialty rotations, leadership training, inter-professional simulations and Tele-Mental Health training during the 12 months of the residency.

Didactic Seminars:

Residents will attend didactic seminars one day per week. Topics may include: TBI Poly Trauma Assessment and Treatment, Suicide Prevention, Evidence Based Treatment for PTSD, Human Patient Simulation Learning Experiences, Dual Diagnoses: PTSD & SUD, Cognitive Assessment of Dementia, Military Cultural Awareness, LGBTQ Veterans and Treatment, Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse: Uppers, Downers, and How to Interpret Drug Tests, Prolonged Exposure Therapy(PE), Experience of Racism as a MH Issue, Care of older adults with multiple complex psychiatric disorders, etc.

Inter-Professional Journal Club:

Residents from different mental health disciplines meet once a week to build inter-professional collaboration by sharing topics relevant to their practice and their own clinical interests.


Clinical Rotations include the following: Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry (Access & Crisis Team), Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison, Primary Care/Mental Health Integration Clinic, PTSD Clinic, Clozaril Clinic, Tele-MH Clinic, Mental Health Intensive Care Management (MHICM), and Homeless Outreach Program.

PMHNP 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:

    • Salary (Stipend +FICA): Competitive
    • Health benefits: Information about Federal Employment Benefits can be accessed from the following link:
    • These benefits include:
      • 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 that accrues at a rate of 4/4 hours per pay period

** Please note detailed information will be available onsite during orientation.**