Nurse Residency Program

Nursing Lawrence, Kansas


At LMH Health the Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization, while complying with laws and regulations in maintaining patient information. This nurse residency program is for new graduate nurses to become proficient in the coordination of care for patients by applying effective decision making skills based on patient/family healthcare needs and priorities.

Our nurse residents will take part in a dynamic and progressive 12 month program that will end in a permanent unit placement at LMH Health. Our mission in the residency program is t
o facilitate a smooth transition from student nurse to professional member of the LMH Health healthcare team through supporting the graduate’s transition from novice to competent nurse. Our goals for our nurse residents in addition to superior training for the role of RN are for you to experience: 

1. Job satisfaction

2. Increased knowledge and clinical judgement
3. Increased confidence
4. Decreased stress and anxiety
5. Best practice using LMH Resources
6. Networking and socialization with peers

By the end of our program as a graduate of the nurse residency program you will be proficient in the following job responsibilities:

  1. Develop therapeutic relationships with patients and families promoting decision making based on the assessment of patient medical histories, symptoms, examinations, diagnosis, conditions and treatments.
  2. Communicate and collaborate concisely and continuously among clinical team, including physicians, both verbally and in documentation focusing on patients identified problems and needs by implementing and monitoring patient care plans, as well as recording and communicating patient conditions as appropriate, to optimize their health outcomes.
  3. Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. 
  4. Competently applies collaborative teamwork and leadership as a member of an inter-professional team to coordinate patient centered care for quality patient and unit outcomes of care processes by:
    1. Utilizing information, resources and technology
    2. Provide Patient Centered Care Nursing processes including Patient/Family, Evidence Based Practices (EBP), safety and process improvement 
  5. Exemplifies professionalism: applies lifelong learning; contributes to the science of nursing; participates in governance; shares knowledge to expand the scale and scope of best practices with others; builds the ethical, moral and regulatory base for best practices and processes of patient and unit care. 
  6. Performs nursing care according to the population served on the unit as referenced in the Administrative, Scope of Services Policy. 
  7. Performs other duties as assigned in line with current basic nursing scope.