The nursing division at Truman Medical Centers/University Health is committed to creating a culture of excellence that supports our mission, vision, values, and nursing strategic plan.
We embrace shared decision making and empower Truman Medical Centers/University Health nurses to practice with autonomy and accountability through our shared governance structure.
Professional practice encompasses lifelong professional development, evidence based practice, diverse learning opportunities, working with interdisciplinary teams, and a well-rounded stimulating work environment. Our nurses work in collaboration with the healthcare team to drive practice changes, develop policies and procedures, and quality improvements.
Truman nurses have a voice at the table. Our professional nursing environment is positive and we offer:
- Competitive pay.
- Excellent benefits.
- Flexible scheduling.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- Wealth of educational programs.
Nursing orientation is a structured process that is individualized to assist both experienced nurses and new graduates to successfully integrate into the work setting. Working in concert with nursing leadership, the unit based educators assist with unit-specific competency based education. The unit educator partners with the new hires to ensure a successful transition into independent practice.
The Clinical Ladder program recognizes and rewards our front-line nurses with the opportunity for career development and advancement while maintaining a clinical focus. Promotion occurs as the nurse advances up the ladder from ''Clinical Nurse'' through sequential progression to Clinical Nurse II, III and IV. Each step on the ladder represents increased accountability and competency, along with a promotion in increase of base pay. There is a two-year requirement of maintenance of the promotion during each step of advancement or maintenance of the Clinical Ladder.