Nurse Residency Program

Our nurse residency program is an innovative and exciting way for graduate nurses to experience orientation in conjunction with the training and orientation provided on your home unit.

This 12-month program consists of seminars, hands-on training and simulations that allow new nurses to gain additional knowledge and training beyond what they would learn in a standard orientation program. Our program empowers new nurses to continue their professional development while gaining on-the-job experience.

Our program is accredited through the American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP). The PTAP sets the global standard for programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings.

Who participates?

Nurses who meet the following qualifications will participate in our program:

  • Nurse must have graduated from an accredited nursing school and have less than 12 months experience as a registered nurse (RN).
  • Nurse must have RN licensure or a permit to work as a graduate nurse pending licensure with the state of Missouri.
  • Nurse must be an MU Health Care employee in a full-time bedside nursing position.

Program expectations

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 weeklong education seminar consisting of lecture, hands-on skills, clinical simulations and mock code experiences. You’ll be able to further develop critical thinking abilities and put skills learned in nursing school into practice in a safe learning environment.

Residency seminar topics

As a nurse resident, you may have the opportunity to participate in the following seminars:

  • Effective Communication and Medication Safety
  • Specialty Beds, Lifting Safety & Fall Prevention
  • Skin, Wound & Ostomy
  • Cultural Competence, Healthcare Bias & Ethical Decision Making
  • Workplace Violence Prevention (CPI Training)
  • Building Teamwork & Library Resources
  • Stress Management
  • Patient and Family Teaching & Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Leadership at the Bedside
  • Professional Development & Goal Setting
  • EBP Presentation

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