Residency Program - VA Northern California Health Care System
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Residency Program

"The residency program has been an invaluable
learning experience which has shaped the way I    
view my role and practice as a Psychiatric Mental
Health Nurse Practioner."

- EmilyYin
  Emily Yin


"My experience at the Mather VA working with       
veterans, has without question, exceeded my
expectations.  The PMHNP residency program
has allowed me to challenge myself in the clinical
setting to think and practice through complex
medical and psychiatric situations, while offering
a perfect balance of support and supervision as I
transition into my new role as a Nurse Practioner."

-Diana Nguyen
 NP Resident 
 Diana Nguyen
"Helping to launch the next generation psychiatric 
nurse practitioners into their careers has been one
of the most rewarding professional experiences of
my career.  Bravo to our wonderful residents for all
of the great work they are doing to help veterans
while growing their skill set to become
exceptionally prepared to encounter the world of
modern practice."

- Marla McCall, RN, PHD, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Post-graduate Mental Health Nurse Practioner
Residency Co-Director, Sacramento VAMC

Graduate Medical Education (GME) - Physicians

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program (PMHNP)

Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program (PBNR)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) conducts education and training programs to enhance the quality of care provided to Veterans within the VA health care system. Building on the long-standing, close relationships among VA and the Nation’s academic institutions, VA plays a leadership role in defining the education of future health care professionals that helps meet the changing needs of the Nation’s health care delivery system. Title 38 U.S.C. mandates that VA assist in the training of health professionals for its own needs and those of the Nation. Through its partnerships with affiliated academic institutions, VA conducts the largest education and training effort for health professionals in the Nation.