About SLU Hospital:
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, a LEVEL 1 Time Critical Diagnosis hospital in Stroke, Trauma and STEMI, is at the forefront of ground-breaking medical treatments, procedures, clinical trials and comprehensive patient care.
Our commitment to research and innovation allows us to treat you and your family with the care you deserve. SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital has been an academic hospital in the St. Louis community for more than 80 years.
We serve as the medical teaching hospital for Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and exclusively staffed by the SLUCare Physician Group. This relationship between SSM Health, SLUCare and Saint Louis University School of Medicine provides advanced health care solutions that benefit our community.
The SSM Health SLU Hospital Graduate Nurse Residency Program includes guided clinical experience with a preceptor, education and curriculum, a supportive component composed on formal mentoring with debriefing/self-care sessions, and a 360-degree evaluation and measurement process. All new graduate nurses hired by SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital are required to transition through the residency program. The SSM Health SLU Hospital RN residency is the start of a journey from knowledge to knowing, moving towards competent performance at the bedside.
The program provides a highly integrated and systemic approach to transitioning new graduate nurses by:
Defining a comprehensive baseline set of measurements and outcomes, evidence-based structure, processes, and content
Integrating, teaching, monitoring, and managing adherence to those standards
Objectively evaluating success in achieving the RN residency goals
Current Missouri RN license or ability to obtain within 90 days of graduation (conferral letter required)
Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
Provide official college transcript
Letter of intent that answers:
What influenced you to pursue a career in nursing?
Why are you interested in the RN Residency Program?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
An essay stating the particular nursing department you wish to work in and why.