The Child Life Department at Children's Mercy 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
Planning and supervising developmentally appropriate activities
Working with individuals and groups
Children's Mercy Kansas
Children's Mercy Kansas offers an eight-week, 100-hour practicum, scheduled during eight weeks.
Upon acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $50 practicum fee is required.