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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Residency

Welcome to the Washington DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center Post-Graduate AGNP Residency homepage. We are so excited about your interest in our very innovative and robust residency program. The program is a 12 month Post-Graduate training designed for the new graduate AGNP and clinical leader for DNP graduates. The AGNP residency is based in Geriatrics and Extended Care Division or Primary Care and the program is structured to give the resident broad exposure to the basic areas of Veteran's care and to provide fundamental skills training, didactic seminars, Grand Rounds, supervised and independent clinical practice, specialty rotations, professional development activities and enhance leadership skills with an emphasis on the needs of the geriatric population.

The AGNP residency program is an educational partnership between Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and The Catholic University of America located in Washington DC. The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) provides generous support for the development and administration of VA health professions clinical training programs and oversees the AGNP residency in collaboration with the VA’s Office of Nursing Services.

Mission Statement: The overall mission of this residency is to enhance the AGNP preparation to practice in primary care in the Veterans Affairs Medical System. To support the transition from new AGNP to competent primary care provider, while supporting the AGNP graduate transitioning to full practice. To increase the number of NPs ready to serve in leadership in the VA. This collaborative will also increase veteran access to quality primary care.

Application Process and General Information

Contact

Angela Cooper, MSN, ANP-BC
Interim AGNP Residency Program Director
202-308-3082
Angelay.cooper@va.gov

Deirdre Carolan, PhD, ANP, BC, GNP, BC
VANAP Project Director
703-328-2470
carolandoerflinger@cua.edu