Student Experiences at Mercy

Welcome to Mercy!  Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your student experience.  We are committed to surrounding you with a supportive community to help you achieve your goals.  

How to Apply

Shadow/Observe

Students who would like to shadow/observe at Mercy, please complete the Shadowing/Observation Application.

Individual Learning Experience

Nurse practitioner students, medical students and other clinical and non-clinical students who would like to complete an individual student practicum at Mercy, please complete the Individual Learning Experience Application.

Clinical Rotations

School coordinators who would like to arrange clinical rotations for student groups, please contact your local Mercy student coordinator.  To request access for a new clinical instructor, please complete the Clinical Instructor Application.  

Questions

We're happy to help with any questions you may have. Contact your local student coordinator:

  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Mercy Ministry (in Chesterfield)
  • Mercy Virtual (in Chesterfield)
  • St. Louis
  • Mercy South (in St. Louis)
  • Washington
  • Aurora
  • Berryville
  • Bonneville
  • Carthage
  • Cassville
  • Fort Smith
  • Joplin
  • Lebanon
  • Mountain View
  • Ozark/Nixa
  • Rolla
  • Rogers
  • Springfield
  • Waldron
  • Ada
  • Ardmore
  • El Reno
  • Healdton
  • I-35
  • Kingfisher
  • Logan County
  • Love County
  • Oklahoma City
  • Tishomingo
  • Watonga

Student Resources

Finding a Preceptor

Get tips for finding a Mercy preceptor for your shadowing experience.  

HIPPA Compliance

During your student experience at Mercy you may come in contact with the Protected Health Information (or PHI) of Mercy’s patients. PHI includes any information about the patient’s health care, the patient’s physical or mental condition or payment for the patient’s health care. Even the fact that an individual is a patient of Mercy is PHI to be held confidential. Mercy and you are bound by law to keep this information confidential.

  • DO respect patient privacy. The requirement to maintain confidentiality of PHI applies to you
  • DO report any privacy concerns you have to the clinician you are following, the Mercy Privacy Office, by calling the Mercy hotline at 1-877-4MERCY2, or by accessing the web-based hotline at alertline.com
  • Do NOT attempt to access PHI or eavesdrop on discussions of PHI you do not need to know for your student experience
  • Do NOT take photographs of any kind during your student experience
  • Do NOT post photographs or descriptions from your student experience on social media
  • Do NOT remove records of any kind from the Mercy shadowing site.
  • Do NOT reference PHI in your coursework
  • Do NOT discuss PHI in public areas that could be overheard (e.g., elevators or public hallways)

Social Media & Recording Policy

Students are not permitted to take pictures or recordings in clinical areas.  Watch this video to learn about Mercy’s social media policy:

Dress Code

Students completing a clinical experience must wear scrubs and close-toed shoes to be in clinical areas. Long hair must be tied back, and no long or artificial nails are allowed. Students completing non-clinical experiences must wear a polo style or button-down shirt and dress pants (no leggings or jeans).

Student Identification

Students are required to wear a name badge while on Mercy campus.  Please wear your school name badge at all times.  If you do not have a school name badge, you may request a temporary name badge from your Mercy student coordinator.

Tips for Job Shadowing

  • Bring a notebook to take notes
  • Wait to ask questions until after the patient interaction is completed
  • Respect patient privacy
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and appropriate dress
  • Reflect on your experience afterwards with your preceptor
  • Send a thank you note to your preceptor