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University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Nursing Fellowship Program | Nurse Residency Programs

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Nursing Fellowship Program

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Nursing Fellowship Program

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Nursing Fellowship Program Enhancing Your Education and Experience When you take part in our Nursing Fellowship Program, you’ll work side by side with our expert staff and participate in both classroom and self-directed studies. You’ll also receive individual guidance and support from a specially trained preceptor. Our program provides […]

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Nursing

Fellowship Program

Enhancing Your Education and Experience

When you take part in our Nursing Fellowship Program, you’ll work side by side with our expert staff and participate in both classroom and self-directed studies. You’ll also receive individual guidance and support from a specially trained preceptor. Our program provides you with a wealth of educational opportunities and practical, on-the-job experiences.

These include:

  • An extensive in-hospital orientation of approximately 12-14 weeks.
  • A comprehensive orientation on the nursing unit, guided by both a specialty educator and clinical nurse specialist.
  • Structured, goal-oriented clinical experiences that progress from the simple to the complex and focus on maximizing your interpersonal, critical-thinking and technical skills.
  • Regular progress meetings with the nurse educator and/or clinical nurse specialist.
  • Formal progress evaluations to ensure your success, including written, individualized action plans.
  • Self-directed study packets that help develop your ability to synthesize and analyze data collected in a clinical setting.
  • Participation in a mentoring program after you successfully complete your fellowship. A mentor is an experienced nurse who serves as an information resource and source of support in your nursing practice.
  • Ongoing opportunities for professional development that allow you to grow from novice to expert practitioner

Fellowship Program Guidelines

The University of Kansas Hospital needs dedicated and focused nursing graduates who want a solid foundation in caring for our patients.
Fellowship Program participants should meet the following guidelines:
  • A GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale is required for intensive care fellowships and preferred for other patient care areas.
  • A BSN degree is preferred.
  • Two letters of recommendation from nursing instructors are required for all intensive care fellowships.
  • Some patient care experience is preferred. (Examples include positions as a nursing assistant, student nurse fellow, technician, etc.)
  • Successful completion of your nursing state board examination is required