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 UT Health 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 school to professional nursing practice can be challenging. The Nurse Residency Program in partnership with Vizient is a one-year program for new graduate nurses with less than one year of experience who are employed as staff nurses in acute care patient care areas. The program emphasis is on leadership – managing resources for optimal patient care and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team; patient safety and outcomes– applying foundational knowledge and skills to manage essential aspect of patient care; and professional role– enhancing the professional and personal growth and development of the nurse.

During on-boarding, nurse residents work directly with an experienced nurse preceptor and with expert clinical nurse educators to develop competence in specialty specific skills. Simulation and hands-on preceptor guided patient care are essential components of our on-boarding process.

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.