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Kansas City VA Medical Center


Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Kansas City VA Human Resources Office

4801 Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64128
Hours: 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
(816) 861- 4700 Ext. 56877

Nursing Recruitment


Kansas City VA Medical Center Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program

Applicant Qualifications

1. U.S. Citizen

2. Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State agency AND either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active, and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

3. Recent graduate within the past 12 months.

4. Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

5. Active BLS certification.

6. Proficient in written and spoken English.

7. Pass a background/security investigation as required by the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

8. Pass pre-trainee physical examination.

9. Random Drug Testing required.


Application Requirements

1. Resume

2. Official undergraduate school transcripts in a sealed envelope.

3. Personal Statements:

  a. What experiences (personal, professional, educational and/or clinical) informed your choice of nursing as a profession?

  b. What are your goals and aspirations for this residency program, and how do they fit with your early and long-term career plans as a nurse? Maximum: two (2) pages

  c. Discuss your interest in working with Veterans in the KCVAMC. Maximum: one (1) page.

4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (one must be from faculty member or program director) in sealed envelopes or emailed directly from the writer.

5. KCVA on-boarding packet



Per Annum Stipend:

 - PBNR: $55,952
 - A comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and health benefits.
 - Hiring preference for open positions at any VA on completion of the residency.
 - Automatic step increase on hire.


Apply Today!

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019

Residency Start Date: July 8, 2019



Completed application should be submitted to:

Jessica Flanary

Nursing Recruitment & Retention Specialist

4801 Linwood Blvd


Kansas City, MO 64128

816-861-4700 ext. 52835


The Kansas City VA Medical Center in partnership with the University

of Missouri-Kansas City.


Kansas City VA Medical Center

4801 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128

(816) 861-4700 vakansascity/


Questions? Please contact:


Sharon Shade MA, RN

Residency and Training Program Director

4801 Linwood Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64128

816-861-4700 ext. 56551


Lorraine Buchanan, MSN, RN

KC HealthTracks Program Manager and Student Faculty Advisor

PBNR Program Coordinator

UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies 

2464 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108


VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement in the “How to Apply” section. Most positions require you to apply online, while some healthcare positions allow you to merely submit a resume/curriculum vitae to be considered. Each announcement also includes a “Required Documents” section that lists all the forms and documents required to be considered.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. If the job announcement requires a particular application in the “Required Documents” section of the announcement, look in the table below to find the correct form for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. The vast majority of positions require an online application with the exception of a few healthcare occupations therefore it is important to fully complete the online application process after which you should receive a system-generated confirmation via email.

If you are unable to comply with the application instructions and require assistance or if you have additional questions, you should contact the point of contact in the “Agency contact information” section at the bottom of the announcement.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

VA Job Applications and Forms
Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
Cover Page
Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.