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.
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.
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.
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.
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.