I applied at Children’s Mercy thanks to my sister, Katie, who had worked here as a nurse for 10 years. When I passed my CNA class, she told me there was no better place to work than Children's Mercy! I am so glad she encouraged me to join this organization and team.
I am now a Critical Care Staff Nurse in the Recovery Room/Same Day Surgery and each day I come to work to help our patients and families during, what can be, one of their most difficult times. I especially love building relationships by going above and beyond in my role – and providing clear communication to each patient so they know what to expect.
As a nurse, there are always patients that stick with you. I especially remember a time when I was caring for two teen patients for several months that were considered difficult assignments. I remember learning along the way and really connecting with both of them and that helped cement that I’m doing what I’m meant to do for a career. As my sister said, there is no better place to work than Children’s Mercy!
—Ben, Critical Care Staff Nurse,
Recovery Room/Same Day Surgery