Nurse Residency Program - Joplin/Carthage

You have multiple opportunities for a career at Mercy. We hire new graduates and newly licensed RN’s in many of our clinical areas. We have a Nurse Residency program to help you successfully transition into your new nursing role. You will receive one on one mentoring by a knowledgeable and experienced nurse. We will tailor the program to meet your individual needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

• You’re welcome to apply online at mercy.net/careers any time during your last semester of nursing school.

• If you have not yet graduated, please note your expected graduation date in the Education section of the application.

• Please allow 30 to 45 minutes to complete the application and another 30 to 45 minutes to do the Talent Online Assessment (TOA). The TOA must be completed in order for your application to be considered. You will only take this assessment one time, no matter how many positions you apply for in the future.

What title do I search for entry level nursing positions?

RN, New Graduate*

Please only apply to positions to which you meet the MINIMUM qualifications. If “years of experience” is not specified in the minimum qualifications, you can apply to that position.

What should I expect after I apply?

• We will contact you if you are selected to start the interview process. Your top three areas of interest will be discussed at the time of the interview. New nurses will have an opportunity to rotate through several areas of interest to determine the best fit as a new Mercy nurse.

• Please allow two to four weeks for the interview process. We appreciate your patience as we review the applicants.

• Once you’ve submitted your application, you can check its status online any time at mercy.net/careers.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Browning at 417-556-2449jennifer.browning@mercy.net

Mercy Scholarship Programs

The Mercy Scholarship Program is open to both internal and external applicants, providing awards for students of nursing and other approved health-care programs. Interested in the Mercy Scholarship program? Please carefully review the individual programs and eligibility requirements. 

Submission Checklist:

  • Completed online application (internal applicants complete transfer request)
  • School document confirming acceptance or enrollment in good standing
  • Current official transcript with grade verification (minimum of a 2.5 GPA)
  • A total of two reference letters from any of the following: instructor, manager or supervisor
  • Essay stating objectives, goals, purpose and motivation for applying for this scholarship

Summer Student Nurse Extern Program

The Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Summer Student Nurse Extern Program offers nursing students with at least two semesters of nursing school, the opportunity to gain valuable clinical knowledge and skills through temporary summer employment. The program supports the student nurse's professional development as it provides a skill development with an RN Mentor that works closely with the Student Nurse Extern (SNE) in a supportive environment. The Student Nurse Extern Program is held during the months of June and July. It offers a variety of clinical areas in which to perform nursing duties.

Program Objectives

Students will have the opportunity, under the supervision of a registered nurse, to:

  • Provide direct patient care and perform clinical nursing skills.
  • Increase levels of clinical competence and clinical judgment by relating nurse theory to practice.
  • Apply the nursing process.
  • Refine communication skills with patients, families, and multi-disciplinary health team members.
  • Develop professional relationships with unit staff.
  • Demonstrate increased professional accountability.
  • Assume responsibility to seek potential learning experiences.
  • Explore, as a pre-professional, the scope of nursing practice.

MedSurg Student Nurse Internship

  • Mercy’s Student Nurse Internship positions for nursing students in their last semester
  • MedSurg Internships are available to RN students interested in a career in MedSurg, Mercy Joplin, in their last semester of school
  • Train one shift a week in a paid SNT position, 8 to 12 hours, with a MedSurg preceptor during the summer and fall semester
  • Successful participants will be offered a GN position in MedSurg

Highlights/Benefits to Nursing Students:

  • MedSurg experiences and Patient Care Classes
  • Increase knowledge of assessing and interventions for critical changes in patient condition
  • Critical Thinking Development
  • Multiple opportunities to perform skills such as IV starts, blood drawing and more
  • Jump Start GN orientation
  • Paid position, opportunity to work as SNT in addition to Internship if desired
  • Provides safe learning environment

ED and ICU Student Nurse Internship

  • Mercy’s Student Nurse Internship positions for seniors in their last semester of school
  • ED and ICU Internships are available to RN students interested in a career in emergency or critical care at Mercy Joplin
  • Train one shift a week in a paid position, 8 to 12 hours, with an ED or ICU preceptor during your last semester
  • Successful participants will be offered a GN position in ED or ICU

Highlights/Benefits to Nursing Students:

  • ED or ICU experiences and Critical Care Classes
  • Increase knowledge of assessing and interventions for critical changes in patient condition
  • Critical Thinking Development
  • Multiple opportunities to perform skills such as IV starts, blood drawing and more
  • Jump Start GN orientation
  • Paid position, opportunity to work as SNT in addition to Internship if desired