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Nursing vision statement

The nurses of Children's Mercy are committed to advancing a culture of quality caring that values relationship-based care in a professional practice environment. We are nursing leaders in clinical care, education, and research that positively influence the health care of children and families in our local and global communities.

A Magnet® hospital

Children's Mercy has earned nursing's highest honor, Magnet® Designation. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes health care organizations that provide superior quality in nursing care. Children's Mercy was first designated as a Magnet® organization in 2003 and received its fifth Magnet recognition in 2020.

Learn about our awarded staff, including our hundreds of advanced practice providers.

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Mother/Daughter Team Shares Their Love for Nursing

We ❤️ our nurses – and moms! Read about mother/daughter nurse team Pattie and Jessica.

Stephanie Meyer, RN, MS-FNP, NEA-BC Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

For 25 years, Children’s Mercy has held a special place in my heart. As the organization continues to evolve, one thing has remained steadfast, the exceptional nursing talent within these walls. It is a true honor to work with such incredible individuals who remain committed to our mission, vision, and culture in everything they do. Together, we continue to strive for excellence and elevate the standards of nursing.

As leaders, clinicians, researchers, innovators and scientists, Children’s Mercy nurses advance the delivery of exemplary, compassionate care for our patients and families. We effectively transform care to improve the health and wellbeing of children and to inspire the future of healthcare.

We’re committed to a smart, actively managed strategy that focuses on transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovations and improvements, and empirical outcomes. Our five-time Magnet designation is a testament that our patients are receiving the very best care, delivered by nurses who are empowered to be the best they can be.

We live out our strategy in alignment with our culture, which values kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team, and integrity. As nurses, we strive to lead with love, taking every opportunity to help those around us. We continue to push ourselves and make the commitment to always be better tomorrow than we are today.

Please join us to learn more about the incredible nursing experience at Children’s Mercy. We are better together, and we would love for you to be a part of it. 

Come work with our nursing team



At Children’s Mercy, we have nursing opportunities regardless of where you are in your career journey. If you are ready to power your potential by joining a Magnet program, check-out our opportunities for nursing students, newly licensed and experienced nurses, as well as support roles as Nurse Technicians and Care Assistants.

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Nurse Technician – Currently enrolled in a nursing program


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Learn more about our Nurse Residency Program


Nursing Units

Children’s Mercy offers nursing positions in all inpatient units. Learn more about how each unit, at both our Adele and Kansas hospitals, provide unique patient experiences focused on a range of specialties.


The DAISY Award at Children's Mercy

Children's Mercy joins over 1,000 other hospitals and medical facilities around the country in participating in the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY award was created to recognize the important daily contributions make in the lives of the patients and families.

The award is given every other month to an extraordinary nurse whose clinical skill and compassion make an enormous difference in the lives of the patients and staff of Children's Mercy.

The award recipients are nominated by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians, patients and families to receive:

  • A certificate proclaiming her or him an "Extraordinary Nurse"

  • A DAISY Award pin

  • A unique, hand-carved Shona stone sculpture, entitled "A Healer's Touch"

The recipient's unit receives a congratulatory banner to hang as a reminder that it takes a team to provide great patient care.

What to expect as a new CM employee

Children’s Mercy is committed to providing the best care for our patients and families AND to helping you take care of yourself. We believe in a healthy and robust work environment that allows you to become the best nurse possible!