VA BOSTON HCS NURSING AFFILIATIONS PROGRAM

Affiliated Schools of Nursing

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The VA Boston Healthcare System (VA Boston HCS) is committed to providing the highest quality health care to Veterans, expanding the boundaries of medicine through research, and training the next generation of health care professionals. The VA Boston HCS Nursing Affiliations Program is responsible for overseeing and implementing the training of nursing students and RN residents at VA Boston HCS, as well as managing the affiliation agreements between the VA Boston HCS and educational institutions of nursing. The VA Boston Healthcare System is a proud practice partner of the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance (NERVANA).

ALL NURSING CLINICAL, MENTORING, OR PRECEPTORSHIP PLACEMENTS ‐ Inquiries and questions regarding clinical and leadership placements are to be directed to VA Boston HCS Nursing Affiliations Program staff and academic practice coordinator. Please refer to details below.

  • New Undergraduate Students/Trainees ‐ the school clinical coordinator/staff will provide initial confirmation of the clinical/preceptorship assignment, as well as credentialing instructions (including documents to be filled out) to the new student/trainees. All credentialing documents (including instructions for the TMS online training) are found on the Massachusetts Centralized Clinical Placement (Mass CCP) System website ‐ http://www.mass.edu/mcncps/orientation/ welcome.asp.

  • New Graduate Students (including masters and doctoral) ‐ upon notification by the school clinical coordinator/staff that a match has been chosen, the credentialing process will be coordinated by VA Boston Nursing Affiliations staff directly with the graduate students/trainees. All credentialing documents (including instructions for the TMS online training) are found on the Massachusetts Centralized Clinical Placement (Mass CCP) System website ‐ http:// www.mass.edu/mcncps/orientation/welcome.asp

  • Returning Students/Trainees ‐ Following the instructions from the school clinical coordinator, the credentialing process will be coordinated by VA Boston Nursing Affiliations staff directly. All credentialing documents (including instructions for the TMS online training) are found on the Massachusetts Centralized Clinical Placement (Mass CCP) System website ‐ http:// www.mass.edu/mcncps/orientation/welcome.asp.

All placements will be coordinated and managed by VA Boston Nursing Affiliations Staff. DO NOT seek your own placement by contacting staff directly.

The Nursing Affiliations Program also oversees other nursing initiatives, such as the Northeast Region VA Nursing Alliance (NERVANA), Colloquia Series: Care of the American Veteran, the Education Series: Growing as a Mentor, as well as the Post‐Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Trainee program, the Transition‐To‐Practice RN Residency program, and the Designated Educational Units at the Brockton and West Roxbury campuses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information

Point of Contact:

Judith Wendt, MSN, RN

Associate Chief of Nursing Service/Academic Affiliations

VA Boston Healthcare System

774-826-1323

Judith.Wendt@va.gov

“For VA Employees enrolled in a school of nursing seeking clinical placement or scholarly project conducted at VA Boston Healthcare System, follow these guidelines found at this link”

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