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Whether you are a new graduate, a seasoned nurse or are simply seeking a new direction or more information, you've come to the right place.

University of Missouri Health Care is a leader throughout central Missouri in providing excellent patient- and family-centered care. Our nursing staff continuously strives to improve the patient experience and the nursing environment through research, education, quality and safety initiatives. 

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If you're looking for a place where you can provide safe, high-quality patient care, a place where you can grow within your profession, or a place where the level of excellence is always high, then look no further. University of Missouri Health Care has much to offer.

Supportive Practice Environment

As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 employees.

Nurses at University of Missouri Health Care work as valued members of interdisciplinary teams in state-of-the-art facilities and use cutting-edge technology and equipment to provide the best patient care possible. MU Health Care is proud to have received many awards and recognitions.

With multiple hospitals and clinics, there are many inpatient and outpatient settings in which MU Health Care nurses serve. The various areas of care include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Anesthesiology and perioperative care
  • Cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Dialysis
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency services
  • Helicopter services
  • Intensive care
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatric and behavioral health
  • Obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Surgery specialties
  • Supportive and palliative care
  • Trauma
  • Urology

At University of Missouri Health Care, nurses participate in the “Culture of Yes,” an initiative in which employees embrace four core values: to care, deliver, innovate and serve.

Evidence-Based Practice

Through a partnership with the University of Missouri School of Nursing, our nurses learn first-rate research skills and are mentored in developing projects to incorporate the latest evidence into practice. Our projects have been featured at national evidence-based practice conferences and we are proud to foster the continued discovery of best practices to improve our patient care.

Nurses at University of Missouri Health Care are aware of the importance of searching for evidence on which to base their clinical decisions. With the resources provided by the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and the advanced practice nurses on site, our nursing staff is learning to make patient care decisions using available research findings combined with their own clinical expertise and patient preferences. Every nurse has access to the latest journal articles, periodicals, books and publications, many of which can be researched electronically through our online service provided by the library.

Continuing Education

Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned nurse, continuing education is vital to your professional growth. As central Missouri's only academic health care system, we not only value education, research and innovation, we've made these a part of our mission.

MU Health Care nurses are strongly encouraged to achieve advanced certification. We recognize that certification validates a nurse's skills, knowledge and abilities, contributing to better patient outcomes. For this reason, we set aside funds each year to assist our nurses in becoming certified and also to maintain continuing education required to maintain certification.

We offer our nurses a professional career ladder for RNs with generous compensation as they advance. Along with progressive compensation programs and benefits, University of Missouri Health Care offers an education assistance program that can expand your professional possibilities. We encourage our staff to take advantage of the program, which provides 75 percent tuition reduction at the University of Missouri for full-time staff who have been employed for six months. Staff may receive this reduction for six credit hours per semester or three credit hours per summer. One of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, the University of Missouri offers nearly 250 degree programs, including bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs in nursing.

After five years of continuous full-time service, your spouse and dependents are eligible for 50 percent tuition reduction at any University of Missouri campus.

Training Opportunities

We provide online registration for classes, online transcripts and learning plans and many computer-based training modules so staff can learn when their personal schedule allows. Our simulation lab with CEDrick, a simulation mannequin, simulates real patient conditions in a safe learning environment. Nurses can practice their documentation skills in our staffed computer lab. Our educators provide numerous classes and updates while unit-based educators tailor training to the needs of each unit.

Our nurses gain continuing education according to their needs and personal schedule through computer-based training modules, hands-on learning in our simulation lab and classroom offerings.

Our core classes include:

  • Annual Skills Day to review old and new equipment
  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiac education
  • IV therapy
  • Basic dysrhythmia
  • Oncology and chemotherapy
  • Adult and pediatric chemotherapy
  • Trauma education and annual trauma updates
  • Weekly mock code practice sessions attended by all disciplines
  • Pro-act training for crisis intervention
  • American Heart Association BLS online renewal
  • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS classes monthly

Physicians and other professionals provide grand rounds and seminars on various clinical conditions.

We are Mizzou Nurses

Affectionately known by the nickname Mizzou, the University of Missouri is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution. Mizzou also is one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, Missouri.

Employees are offered comprehensive benefits, including medical, retirement, education and more. One of the many great benefits employees receive is access to exemplary health care. As part of an academic medical center, the University of Missouri Health System is on the leading edge of technology and research and is committed to providing patient-focused care to everyone in our community.

Recruitment initiatives

*Student Loan Repayment: If you’re an RN or RT hired to work in specific high-volume areas, we’ll help you pay off your student loans, up to $10,000. Current RNs and RTs qualify as well. 

*Retention Reward: Don’t have student loans? If you’re an RN or RT hired to work in specific high-volume areas, we’ll reward you with $10,000 to use however you like. Current RNs and RTs qualify as well. 

*Referral Reward: All of our employees can earn rewards from $3,000 to $10,000 for referring great nurses and health care professionals to work in specific areas. When you refer a qualified candidate who’s hired, you’ll also be entered into a drawing this fall for a trip for four to Hawaii.

Weekend RNs: We’ve changed compensation and now pay $8 an hour more than base hourly wage, plus additional days off. 

*These programs are for a limited time only, so act now. 

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