SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Graduate Nurse Residency Program
*We are accepting applications for the October 15, 2018 cohort in the following areas:
    • Emergency Room
    • Operating Room
    • Critical Care
    • Med/Surg
    • Behavioral Health
Position Summary:

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


  1. Be a graduate with less than six months experience and Missouri RN license (successful completion of the NCLEX exam, proof of RN licensure)
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 in nursing and science curriculum
  3. Provide official college transcript
  4. 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.
***Please note this is not an application for an open position. If you meet the basic qualifications for the role, a recruiter may be in touch by phone or email to ask you to complete the next step of the process to be considered for a job opportunity.***