University of Missouri Health Care's nursing residency program is an innovative and exciting way our graduate nurses experience orientation.
The 12-month program consists of seminars, hands-on training and online simulations that allow nurses to gain additional knowledge and training beyond what they would learn in a standard orientation program. This empowers them to continue their professional development while gaining on-the-job experience.
- Nurse must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing with less than six months experience as a registered nurse.
- Nurse must have RN licensure or a permit to work as a graduate nurse pending licensure with the state of Missouri.
All nurse residents will participate in all scheduled residency seminars, as well as unit-based education. Within the first three months nurse residents will take part in a week-long education seminar consisting of lecture, hands-on skills, clinical simulations, and mock code experiences. They will be able to further develop their critical thinking abilities, and put skills learned in nursing school into practice in a safe learning environment.
Residency Seminar Topics
- Communication and Medication Safety
- Wound/Skin Management and Ostomy Care
- Cultural Diversity, Ethical Decision Making, and Palliative Care
- Safe Lifting and Specialty Beds
- Risk Management
- Managing Psychiatric Issues, Lateral Violence, and Pain
- Building Teamwork, Conflict Resolution, and Stress Management
- Leadership at the Bedside
- Professional Development