The nursing residency program at University of Missouri Health Care 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 online 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.

Who participates?

Individuals who meet the following qualifications will participate in our nursing residency program:

  • Nurse must have graduated from an accredited nursing school and have less than six 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 nursing resident, you may have the opportunity to participate in the following seminars:

  • Building Teamwork, Conflict Resolution and Stress Management
  • Communication and Medication Safety
  • Cultural Diversity, Ethical Decision Making, and Palliative Care
  • Leadership at the Bedside
  • Managing Psychiatric Issues, Lateral Violence and Pain
  • Professional Development
  • Risk Management
  • Safe Lifting and Specialty Beds
  • Wound/Skin Management and Ostomy Care

Hear why nurses love the program

Contact us

Kym Huhman
University Hospital
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: 573-882-9084
Fax: 573-882-8188