Nursing Trainee Programs | VA Boston Health Care


We offer a wide variety of nursing education programs including undergraduate, graduate, residency and nurse practitioner programs.

Nursing Affiliate Program

The VA Boston Healthcare System (HCS) is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare to veterans, pushing the boundaries of medicine through research, and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. The VA Boston HCS Nursing Affiliations program is responsible for overseeing and implementing the training of nursing students and resident RNs at the VA Boston HCS, as well as managing the affiliation agreements between the VA Boston HCS and nursing education institutions. The VA Boston Healthcare System is a proud practice partner of the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance (NERVANA).

All internships will be coordinated and managed by VA Boston Nursing Affiliations Staff. DO NOT seek your own placement by contacting staff directly.

The Nursing Affiliate Program also oversees other nursing initiatives, such as the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance (NERVANA), Colloquia Series: Care of the American Veteran, the Education Series: Growing as a Mentor, as well as Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Trainee. program, the RN Transition to Practice Residency Program and designated educational units on the Brockton and West Roxbury campuses.

Post-baccalaureate Nursing Residency Program (PBNR)

Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS) Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency (PBNR) homepage. The VA BHS PBNR program was developed to improve the quality of patient care by providing additional training and support to new graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is a very competitive 12 month training program that integrates a clinical practice, didactic and evidence-based curriculum. The immediate supervisor is the program director and clinical supervision is provided by qualified preceptors; a mentor is also appointed by the program director. This training program is funded by the Office of Academic Memberships (OAA) of the Veteran Health Administration. Upon completion, graduates are encouraged to apply for VA positions. The VA Boston Healthcare System’s federally funded nursing residency post-baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 .

Registered Nurses Transition to Practice (TTP) Employee Residency Program

The Transition of Registered Nurses to Practice (RNTTP) The residency program was developed to increase the retention of newly registered RNs, to aid the transition of the newly graduated nurse from college to practice, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing training and additional support for the new graduate nurse. Nursing residency programs are now considered a benchmark in nursing practice. The VA Boston Healthcare System’s employee residency program for the transition of registered nurses to practice is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Research has shown that new RN graduates who complete a RN residency program experience the following benefits: increased organizational skills and competencies, use of evidence-based practices, improved communications, decreased turnover, leadership and ” positive socialization ”with other professionals.

If you are interested in applying for an available staff nurse position, please send your inquiries to the email or address below:

Nursing Recruiter, VA BHS
940 Belmont Street (118) Brockton, MA 02301
Fax: 774-826-1115
Email: [email protected]


Nurse practitioner

Adult Geriatric NP Program

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner

The Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (PMH-NPRP) is in partnership with the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. The VA Boston Healthcare System (BHS) and the Connell School of Nursing support evidence-based nursing education, research and practice. Together, we foster a learning environment conducive to academic, professional and personal success.

The PMH-NPRP is designed to provide clinical and academic experiences to emerging Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) transitioning to the professional role of PMHNP. The program prepares nurse practitioners for professional leadership, education and research in practice.


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