The mission of the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (BVAMC) and the UAB School of Nursing psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) residency is to enhance the competencies of PMHNP residents and to prepare highly-qualified leaders in an interprofessional environment with expertise in Veteran-centric care while emphasizing competency-based learning, quality improvement and scholarship.

How to Become a PMHNP Resident

PMHNP residents are a select group of recently graduated PMHNPs planning to provide mental health care to America’s Heroes. PMHNPs within the first 12 months of graduation are invited to apply to the Birmingham VA Medical Center/UAB School of Nursing PMHNP Residency.

The residency begins in October every year and includes salary and benefits. Over the course of a year, these PMHNP residents experience every facet of Veteran-centric mental health care at the BVAMC, working in close collaboration with experienced nurse practitioners, physicians, social workers, psychologists and psychopharmacologists. Residents receive training via clinical experiences and didactic classroom instruction in an interprofessional environment.

The residency is part of the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP). A major goal of the partnership between the UAB SON and the BVAMC is to increase access and to improve the quality of care for veterans.

Application deadline: Each year in February

For more information contact:

Jessica Richardson, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Residency Co-Director
(205) 933-8101 ext. 5508
Brenda Mayfield, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Residency Co-Director
(205) 996-4569