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Employer Supported Training Programs

At Children’s Mercy we understand the value of recruiting and retaining top talent which is why we are committed to developing training programs that allow our current employees to learn new skills while also maintaining a full-time income.  Here are some of the programs that we offer our employees who are in good standing and have been in their current position for at least 90 days.

Care Assistant and Emergency Nursing Services Technician Training Programs

Care Assistants and ENS Techs are a critical part of the nursing care team at Children’s Mercy.  Many traditional training programs focus on adult patients. CM has developed a 6-8 week training program that is tailored to pediatrics where candidates apply and interview with our nursing departments. If selected, they will be paid a full-time salary (32 hours per week) while in training. Once the training is complete, candidates begin working on the unit they were interviewed and hired for. Although we do allow both internal and external candidates to apply, priority consideration is given to internal candidates.  

The application for ENS Techs will open May 20, 2024 for the class starting July 15, 2024. The application for the inpatient unit training will open July 16, 2024 for the class starting September 9, 2024.

Learn more about our care assistant training program

Respiratory Therapy Sponsorship Program

This program is designed to support individuals who have an interest in pursuing a degree in Respiratory Therapy at Children’s Mercy. Participants must be accepted into a Respiratory Therapy program through an educational institution that offers an accredited program and interview with the Children’s Mercy RT leadership team. CM will requires selected employees to maintain a part-time work schedule while in school and the hospital will supplement the remainder of the salary through a stipend for each semester they are in the program (not to exceed four semesters). CM also provides up to $5,250 in tuition assistance each year. In exchange, participants will review and sign a three year work agreement to remain in a full-time RT position at CM after becoming a licensed RRT.

Learn more about our respiratory therapy sponsorship program


If you would like to continue your career at Children’s Mercy and are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please reach out to:

Angie Richardson
Talent Acquisition Program Director