Versant RN Residency Program 
 
 

Saint Louis University Hospital has teamed with Versant to develop the most innovative and comprehensive RN Residency program available.into our organization's structure, the Versant RN residency includes guided clinical experience with a preceptor, education and curriculum, a supportive component composed on formal mentoring and debriefing/self-care sessions, and a 360-degree evaluation and measurement process. As a Versant standard, all new graduate nurses hired by Saint Louis University Hospital are required to transition through the Versant RN residency. The Versant RN residency is the start of a journey from knowledge to knowing, moving towards competent performance at the bedside.

Versant provides a highly integrated and systematic 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.

Please take a moment to review the information that is required in order to be accepted to the Versant RN Residency Program at Saint Louis University Hospital. All of the required documents listed below must be provided to Human Resources after a position has been offered and must be received by the deadline in order to proceed with the onboarding process. However, we recommend that all candidates prepare their documents as early as possible.

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.       Have two (2) written professional references, one from a clinical instructor

5.       Letter of intent that answers:

a.        What influenced you to pursue a career in nursing?

b.       Why are you interested in the RN Residency Program?

c.        Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?

d.       An essay stating the particular nursing department you wish to work in and why.

When applying, please keep in mind the following:

  • New graduates are only eligible for week day and week night positions (weekends and PRN shifts are for experienced RNs only).
  • New graduates are eligible for positions on the 5th through 9th floors, emergency department and operating room.
  • New graduates are not accepted in behavioral health, endoscopy, IR, clinic-specific positions.
  • You do not need to have passed your NCLEX, but all offers are pending until documentation has been provided to show a passing result.

 

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We are no longer accepting applications for the July, 2014 cohort. Please check back in August for information regarding our October, 2014 cohort.

Versant RN Residency Programs:

Start Dates                                                  Application Deadline

February 24, 2014  (to June 28)                      January 31, 2014

July 14, 2014 (to November 15)                     June 14, 2014

October 20, 2014 (to February 21)                September 26, 2014


If our program meets your needs, please proceed with the application process.
 

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For more information regarding the Versant RN Residency Program at Saint Louis University Hospital, please contact Human Resources nurse recruiters:

For bedside nursing positions
Aaron Weston at Aaron.Weston@tenethealth.com

For ER and OR nursing positions
Cindy Polanco, lead recruiter, at Cindy.Polanco@tenethealth.com