VA Finger Lakes Health Care Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Residency

The VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System’s Mental Health APRN Residency program focuses on providing clinical experience in managing mental health conditions affecting the Veteran population. It aims to enhance diagnostic, psychiatric medication management, and psychotherapy skills, as well as developing strong interprofessional collaboration and Veteran-centric care expertise.

The mission of the program is to prepare mental health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN’s) to deliver high-quality care for Veterans, including those in rural and underserved patient populations. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for the program, with the deadline being March 8, 2024.

For further information or questions about the program, individuals can contact Michelle Van Kirk, DNP, PMHNP-BC at the Finger Lakes VA Health Care System. She can be reached at or 585-282-9098.

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