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At Children’s Mercy Kansas City, all Newly Licensed Nurses hired into our Introductory Staff Nurse position are automatically enrolled into our Nurse Residency Program. We are excited to offer this program that is tailored for our newest nurses who are just entering the field. This program is designed to provide mentorship and guidance, over the course of your first year, as you transition into the role.

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Children’s Mercy hires Newly Licensed Nurses all year round– primarily into night shift positions. 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. This is the only job posting that you will need to apply to as a Newly Licensed Nurse. We recommend that May graduates apply in November/December, and that December grads apply in June/July. If you do not graduate in a May or December cycle and would like advice on when to submit your application, please email a Nurse Recruiter at for further instructions.

  • 12 months of educational meetings.
  • Leadership and peer support.
  • 1:1 follow up with Nurse Residency Program Coordinators.
  • Relationship building with fellow nurses.

Training topics

The Nurse Residency Program provides comprehensive training in a wide range of topics to ensure our newest nurses are provided opportunities for a successful start at Children’s Mercy. These topics include:

  • Communication - Conflict resolution, personality styles, health literacy.
  • Critical thinking and clinical reasoning - Simulation, gamification.
  • Ethics - Ethical issues in nursing, bereavement panel, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Evidenced-based practice and quality improvement - Quality improvement project, problem solving basics.
  • Interprofessional collaboration - Interdisciplinary panel, social work, language services.
  • Patient-centered care - Family centered care panel, patient experience, child life.
  • Professional development - Goal setting, accountability, tuition assistance.
  • Role transition - Motivating Moments with Navigators, transition stages, journaling.
  • Safety - Error prevention, abuse and neglect.
  • Time management - Delegation, simulation.
  • Wellbeing - Adulting day, mindfulness, Motivating Moments with Navigators.
Learn more about who are nurses are.

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.


If you have questions about our Nurse Residency Program please contact us through email. A recruiter will be happy to talk with you.