Nurse Practitioner Residency - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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Nurse Practitioner Residency

About the Program

The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida is pleased to announce nurse practitioner residency positions within the Primary Care setting. The program is one year in length and offers a stipend and limited benefits. Successful participants will be eligible, and encouraged, to apply for nurse practitioner vacancies in the Veterans Health System.

The Nurse Practitioner Residency program is designed to provide new nurse practitioner graduates the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence in patient-centered care, operational services, and to further the development of leadership skills that can be applied to address the complex needs of the Veteran population in any practice setting. The curriculum includes rotations in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, and specialty programs comprised of clinical and didactic experiences throughout North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS).

Applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Recent graduate (within 12 months) of a master’s or doctoral NP program accredited by CCNE or the ACEN
  • United States Citizen
  • No previous work experience as a licensed advanced practice nurse. This excludes nurse practitioners who have obtained additional post certifications and are seeking residency in their new role
  • Must hold either an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification
  • Possess a current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse AND nurse practitioner in a state, commonwealth or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, prior the start of the NPR program

Appointments and Benefits

This is a one-year appointment, with limited benefits. Participants will be protected from personal liability while providing professional services at a VA health care facility under the Federal Employees Liability Reform and Tort Compensation Act, 28 U.S.C. 2679 (b)-(d).

Stipend and Benefits

  • Stipend: $ 74,984
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and health benefits
  • Hiring preference for open positions at any VA on completion of the residency
  • Active and ongoing professional development which includes recruitment into open positions in the NF/SGVHS and other VA facilities

Application Process

The forms below are required of all clinical trainees and are located on the Office of Academic Affiliations website at

- Application Health Professions Trainees VA 10-2850d

- Declaration for Federal Employment OF 306

- Curriculum Vitae

- Official graduate transcripts

- Two letters of reference from clinical faculty

- Current BLS Card (Signed)

- One-page essay describing your nursing career goals 

Please keep a copy of any application documents you submit, for your reference.

All applications/forms due by June 18, 2021

Submit completed application materials in person, by mail, or via e-mail to:

Dr. Janette Dunlap DNP, APRN – Primary Care
Family Nurse Practitioner, Geri PACT
Primary Care NPR Program Director
1536 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville Florida 32209 

Robynn Scott, RN BSN RN Care Manager
Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic – Geriatric PACT
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Coordinator
1536 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32209