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Nurse Residency Program

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If you are currently enrolled in a nursing program or have recently graduated from nursing school, you are invited to apply to our "Introductory Staff Nurse" job posting.

Children’s Mercy hires Newly Licensed Nurses twice per year. Our process for May graduates begins in January, and our process for December graduates begins in August. If you do not graduate in a May or December cycle, please email a Nurse Recruiter at for further instructions.

All Newly Licensed Nurses hired into our Introductory Staff Nurse position are automatically enrolled into our Nurse Residency Program.

Nurse Residency Program 

  • 12 months of educational meetings

  • Leadership and peer support

  • 1:1 follow up with Nurse Residency Program Coordinators

  • Relationship building with fellow nurses


Some of the topics covered in the program include:

  • Accountability

  • Evidence-based practice

  • Mindfulness

  • Social media

  • Transition to practice

  • Safety

  • Quality

  • Teamwork

  • Communication with interdisciplinary teams

  • Cultural diversity and equity

  • Ethics

  • Role transition



You can locate our Graduate Nurse application by following this link and searching for the “Introductory Staff Nurse” job posting. When completing you application, it will consist of two parts.

Part 1: The actual application. You will find “click here to apply now” at the bottom of the “Introductory Staff Nurse” job posting. The Introductory Staff Nurse application will allow you to rank your top four areas of interest, with one being the highest level of interest and four being the lowest.

We hire GN’s in a variety of areas (depending on the number of available openings) including:

  • Ambulatory Clinics

  • Emergency Department

  • Operating Room

  • PICU

  • NICU

  • 2 Henson - Burn Unit/Inpatient

  • 4 Henson - Hematology/Oncology Inpatient

  • 4 Sutherland - Cardiology Inpatient

  • 5 Henson - Infectious Disease Inpatient

  • 5 Sutherland - Rehabilitation and Renal Inpatient

  • 6 Henson - Endocrine/Pulmonology/Neurology Inpatient

  • 6 Hall - Orthopedic Inpatient

  • CMK Inpatient

Part 2: The video interview. You will find the link(s) to complete a video interview in the “Introductory Staff Nurse” job posting. There are two links: med/surg and critical care. If you are interested in both med/surg and critical care areas, you must complete both video interviews.

**Note: Your application will not be processed until we receive both the application and the video interview(s)** 


  • Apply only to the job posting titled “Introductory Staff Nurse” as this is the only job posting for RNs with less than one year of experience.

  • When ranking your top 3 areas of interest, please be sure to rank your choices accurately.

  • Review your application for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting it.