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Nurse Residency Program (NRP)

Truman Medical Centers is an excellent place for graduate nurses to begin a career in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  New graduate nurses joining Truman Medical Centers (TMC) are enrolled into the Graduate Nurse Residency Program. This transition program for graduate nurses is a collaborative endeavor of TMC Hospitals and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing – an innovative one-year program supporting new nurses as they develop the skills needed to transition into their first professional role.

Truman Medical Centers nursing education philosophy is based on Benner’s theoretical framework of novice to expert. Graduate nurses progress from advanced beginners to competent practitioners through participation in monthly seminars and activities focused on learning and work experiences. Seminar topics concentrate on issues that are important to the development of the graduate nurse as a productive member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  Experienced nurses facilitate the monthly seminars through interactive sessions and case scenarios with special emphasis in the areas of leadership, patient outcomes, and the RN professional role.

Graduate nurses hired into medical/surgical, critical care, telemetry, operating room, women’s health, NICU, and the emergency department will be required to participate in the Nurse Residency Program. Graduate nurses at TMC will receive a unit-based orientation under the guidance of a unit-based educator. This orientation is based on the clinical practice environment to which the new graduate has been hired – the time spent and planned experiences in orientation vary according to the hiring department. 

Nurse residents enrolled in the program must be graduates of an accredited baccalaureate school of nursing.  The exception to this rule is the graduate nurse who is an internal employee of Truman Medical Center who graduates from an associate degree program.  In this circumstance, the nurse resident must achieve a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) within 5 years. 

Summer 2014 Nurse Resident Cohort

Student nurses who are interested in applying for a nurse resident position at Truman Medical Centers must apply online through the website at Apply for the position entitled ‘New Graduate Nurse Resident Position’. In  addition to the online application, you will need to complete and submit 1) the Nurse Residency Program Application, 2) your current resume and 3) school transcripts to the following email address:

Applications for the Summer 20l4 Cohort will be accepted now through 4 pm January 31, 2014. Candidates will be selected and offers will be made no later than March 25, 2014. The orientation session for this Summer 2014 Cohort will begin on June 2, 2014.

As a condition of hire, the nurse resident agrees to commit to a minimum of one year of employment after completion of the year-long Nurse Residency Program – a work commitment of a total of two years.

If you have any questions about the Nurse Residency Program at Truman Medical Centers feel free to contact Shannon Kuczynski Director Workforce Development by phone at 816-404-5220 or email at







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