Nurse Practitioner Mental Health
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions
unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken
- Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the
appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the
following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed
by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in
Nursing () or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (). 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. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to
a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for
professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an
approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should
submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX
to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA
Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign
schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full,
active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for
graduation from an approved school of professional
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a
graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth
(i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of
- Certification must be in the Specialty to which the individual
is being appointed or selected accreted by NLNAC or CCNE.
Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience: Psychiatric Mental
Health Nurse Practitioner
Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in
determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate,
the level within a grade:
- Nurse II - A Master's degree in nursing or related field with a
BSN and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR
a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for
appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no
additional nursing practice/experience required.
- Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with
BSN and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR
a Doctoral degree and approximately 2-3 years of nursing
Note regarding MSN degrees: If your MSN was obtained via a Bridge
Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration, a BSN
is not required.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the
local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position
are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant
to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and
may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by
Federal regulatory agencies. Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy
carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight pulling and pushing; reaching
above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking and
standing up to 8 hours; repeated bending; Ability for rapid mental
and muscular coordination simultaneously; hearing aid
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if
you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department
of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or
institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can
verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to
meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of
Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit
for that education. For further information, visit: .
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