The Child Life Department at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics offers an eight-week practicum experience. Students are given opportunities to observe and become familiar with the field of Child Life and the hospital setting.
Our department accepts at least one student each semester. The practicum experience includes educational workshops and direct patient and family care.
Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with:
- Health care play
- Pre-operative and pre-procedural preparation
- Coping facilitation
- Planning and supervising developmentally appropriate activities
- Working with individuals and groups
Children's Mercy South
Children's Mercy South offers an eight-week, 100-hour practicum, scheduled during eight weeks.
Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $50 practicum fee is required.