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

The Nurse Residency Program (NRP) begins with a week of education consisting of lectures, hands on skills, clinical simulations, mock code experiences, and the opportunity to build connections with other graduate nurses at MU Health Care. Following this, nurse residents will attend monthly seminars or educational offerings to focus on professional progress and development, personal growth, and overall well-being.

Residency seminar topics

As a nurse resident, you will receive education on the following topics plus more!

  • Effective Communication
  • Medication Safety
  • Prioritization, Time Management, and Delegation
  • Infection Prevention
  • Health Equity, Ethics, & Bias
  • Risk Management
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Stress Management, Resilience & Wellness
  • Patient & Family Teaching
  • The Business of Healthcare
  • Leadership at the Bedside
  • Professional Development
  • Evidence-Based Practice

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