Interested in a Paid Nursing Residency Program at the VA?
Have you considered the VA Healthcare System and all of its opportunities and benefits? The Marion, IL Veteran’s Medical Center has a Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Residency (PB-RNR) program! The VA PB-RNR program is one year of comprehensive, preceptor-guided training in a supportive environment that facilitates growth in both knowledge and skills, to take you from novice to expert RN. The participants will receive benefits that include competitive wages ($57,888 annually), paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, and insurance. M-Th with weekends off, unless unexpected circumstances arise.
Participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
· Graduate from a BSN program (CCNE or ACEN accredited) within the past 12 months
· Possess a current, full, active and unrestricted RN license.
· Be a citizen of the United States
· Be serving in his or her first RN role
Applications are currently being accepted and early application is encouraged. There is no employment commitment attached to this program; following completion, we hope you will choose to continue your nursing career with the VA, but you are not obligated to do so. You may apply prior to taking the NCLEX; however, a full unrestricted RN license is required prior to the start of the program, September 7, 2021.
How to Apply:
Submit by mail or email a cover letter, resume, and job application to the contact listed at the left. The Application for Health Professions Trainees: VA 10-2850D, can be downloaded from:
Please contact Marie Brasher, PB-RNR Program Director, at (618)997-5311, extension 59263, cell: (618)534-7298) or Marie.Brasher@va.gov with any questions.
Marion VA HealthCare System
Marie Brasher, MSN, RN, CCM
Clinical Residency Coordinator
Marion VA Healthcare Center
2401 W. Main St.
Marion, IL 62959
618-997-5311, extension 59263