Truman Medical Centers
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.
Winter 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
https://trumedcareers.silkroad.com. Apply for the position
entitled New Graduate Nurse Resident Position. In addition to the online
application, you will need to complete the Nurse Residency Program Application
and submit it to the following email address:
Applications for the Winter 20l4 Cohort will be accepted now through 4 pm
Oct. 4, 2013. Candidates will be selected and offers will be made no later than
November 1, 2013. The orientation session for this Winter 2014 Cohort will begin
on January 6, 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