United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care (CMC3)

RN Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, a VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, Hines, Illinois is seeking Nursing Post-Doctoral fellows. During the 2-year full-time or 3 year part-time fellowship, fellows will receive intensive training in research methodology and techniques and mentored research experiences.  The principal mission of this program is to develop successful nursing researchers as well as: 1) conduct clinical nursing research; 2) secure funds for clinical studies through grants; 3) foster communication of clinical research findings through presentations and publications; and 4) promote integration of significant research findings into the clinical care of patients. Proposed research must be relevant to VA care of Veterans.  Our Center is affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

·  U.S. Citizen and a nurse with active, current registration
· Masters degree in nursing or a field related to nursing and a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Nursing degrees must be awarded from programs accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
· Be able to devote 40 hours per week for a 2-year full-time fellowship or a minimum of 20 hours per week for a 3-year part-time fellowship.
· Completion of doctoral degree by the start of the post-doctoral fellowship from a school accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education of the Council for Higher Education Association.

Application and Start Dates
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. The fellowship program may start at any time after approval of the application and completion of the application process. Applicants should also refer to VA/OAA’s web page at http://www.va.gov/oaa/residencies_fellowships.asp

To Apply Submission/Contact information  
Send a cover letter stating interests and goals for the fellowship, Curriculum Vitae, and a writing sample to:

Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nurse Post-Doctoral Fellowship Director
CMC3/Hines VA Hospital (151)
5000 S. 5th Avenue
Hines, Illinois 60141
Phone - (708)202-3525 
FAX - (708)202-3609 

For more information, contact:
Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nurse Post-Doctoral Fellowship Director

Current Nurse Post-Doctoral Fellows (Click on name to see bio)

Daisy Sherry, PhD

updated 12-20-2012