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Joining Children's Mercy means being part of a caring environment where people are passionate about helping children get well. We're widely recognized for outstanding clinical achievements and the compassionate care we provide to patients and families. But we're also known for taking great care of our employees.

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Start your nursing career at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

If you are currently enrolled in a nursing program or a recent graduate from a nursing program, learn more about our Nurse Residency Program here.

Learn more about our Nurse Residency Program

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What to expect as a candidate

Learn what you can expect when you are chosen as a candidate for a position with Children's Mercy.

Who we are

Hannah's Story

I started my career at Children’s Mercy in 2012 as a Nurse Technician on 2 Henson and a year later transitioned as a Newly Licensed Nurse in the NICU. In 2020 I took on an additional role as a Nurse Residency Program (NRP) Coordinator. I wanted to be a part of something greater than myself and knew that I could do that here. My niece, Gabrielle, was born when I was a senior in high school. She required a NICU stay at a nearby hospital, and I went to visit her late one night while my sister took a break. Gabrielle’s nurse came to do an assessment and asked if I wanted to change her diaper. Overwhelmed by a fear of hurting her tiny body, I declined. That nurse simply smiled at me and said, “Let’s change her diaper.” While changing a diaper might seem insignificant, this was a turning point for me. Prior to her hospitalization, I didn’t know what career path I wanted to pursue. However, from the moment we changed her diaper, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. When I started in the NICU at CM, I suddenly became the person that guided and encouraged nervous parents and caregivers, and now as an NRP Coordinator, I empower our Newly Licensed Nurses to be the best that they can be. Building others up in difficult situations is my connection to purpose. At CM, I never feel like I’m coming to “work” – rather I’m grateful for the fulfillment I receive from my work! This is a very special place. 
                                        —Hannah Elder, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator

Committed to diversity and inclusion

Children’s Mercy is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team. We hire qualified people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger, our patient care more compassionate, and our research better.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at Children's Mercy. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

Visit our Equity and Diversity page to learn more about Children's Mercy’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Also, view our Walking the Talk video resources on equity and diversity by Michelle Wimes, our Senior Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.

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Committed to growing our own

Children’s Mercy understands the value of recruiting and retaining top talent, which is why we offer training programs that allow current employees to learn new skills while maintaining a full-time income. Visit our Employer Supported Training Programs page to view some of the programs that we offer our employees.

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Why Kansas City?

Kansas City is home to rich cultural experiences, a vibrant metro and thriving businesses. More than 2 million people live in our urban, suburban and rural communities – in Kansas City, there is a place for everyone.

Talent recruitment

Our goal is to recruit the best possible people to serve our patients and families. We'd love to meet you.