Nurses

Why Nursing at University Health System Is a Great Choice

Nursing at University Health System is a great choice — from nursing student to highly experienced practitioner. Our faculty partnerships with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, our top-notch facilities, our Magnet status and other distinctions have earned us the reputation as the premier academic medical center in South Texas.

At University Health System, we actively support our nursing staff in becoming a full partner of the healthcare team. Professional development is encouraged through the nursing residency program and by providing tuition reimbursement and scholarships. It’s why University Health System is very attractive to those in search of a new, first or advanced nursing career and why nursing at University stands apart.

Visit our nursing video gallery to find out how nurses begin their rewarding careers at University.

Nurse Residency Program

The transition from training to professional nursing practice can sometimes be challenging. The one-year BSN Residency program provides support to new graduate nurses with special emphasis on critical thinking skills, leadership abilities, communication skills, research-based practice, patient safety and professional career development. Clinical staff nurses who are recent graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs are eligible.

Magnet Recommended

The Magnet Commission and the Institute of Medicine/Future of Nursing recommends BSN staff at the bedside. University Health vigorously supports this recommendation by hiring only BSN-prepared staff and providing tuition reimbursement and scholarships for existing staff to earn their BSN or MSN.

Nurses in Professional Practice

University Health System understands the importance of fully utilizing the knowledge and skills of nurses in professional practice. As a nurse at University Health, your unique talents, skills and knowledge are recognized and rewarded. A clinical “ladder” – or defined steps for advancement – are based on experience, education, certifications and other indicators of professional excellence.

Professional Development for Nurses

University Health System supports recommendations from the Institute of Medicine/Future of Nursing, and Magnet Commission for nurses to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Tuition reimbursement, scholarships and coaching/mentoring programs are just a few of the ways University helps nurses today become the best informed and trained nurses of tomorrow.

Float Pool

Nurses who are part of the float pool have flexible schedules, work in multiple locations, earn competitive wages and benefit from a great work environment. See if you’re qualified and apply.

Nursing Scholarship Fund

There is a critical shortage of highly trained nurses. You can help. Scholarships help a student today become the nurse we need tomorrow. Through University Health System Foundation, individuals and businesses can invest in the future of nursing. Pledge your financial support today.