Job Overview


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and step of the applicant selected. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

This position is a time limited assignment beginning in December 2013 through May 10, 2014.

VANA is a formal academic-service partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM).


The Academic Partnership Faculty Nurse is a registered Professional Nurse who collaborates in the assessment, planning, coordinated provision, and evaluation of the baccalaureate clinical education program with the designated partnership university.  The Nurse maintains faculty status with the designated university school of nursing, participating in activities which promote the goals of the academic-service partnership.  The nurse functions as a clinical role model, educator, and researcher with students, nursing staff and faculty peers.  The Nurse integrates unit-based Evidence Based Nursing Practice (EBP) to improve nursing care to Veterans and achieve optimal student outcomes.

The Academic Partnership Faculty Nurse executes responsibilities as a university-appointed instructor/faculty member in the areas of education, clinical practice, administration/management, and EBP.  The Nurse is responsible for course preparation, clinical instruction and supervision of students assigned for clinical rotations at the VA and in University-based teaching assignments.  During this semester, the Nurse will assist with fundamental skills clinical laboratory instructions at the university and clinical instruction at the VA.  The Academic Partnership Faculty Nurse is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the on-going evidence-based practice Dedicated Education Unit (EDU) model within the medical center, serving as a mentor to nursing staff and students in the dissemination and utilization of clinical evidence to improve and support nursing practice.  The Nurse participates as a faculty member in university-based activities, including course and level meetings, faculty inservices and on-going curriculum evaluation.  The Nurse serves as an expert resource to the University on clinical practice and Veteran-centric care needs in support of the VHA mission.  The Nurse contributes to a professional practice environment through participation in evidence based practice projects, recruitment and retention activities, and other nursing/medical center committees.

Work Schedule:  This a part time (0.5 FTE), time limited assignment. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No