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Experience a career at Mercy as a student! Learn more about various opportunities at Mercy for students:
Want a taste of life at Mercy through job shadowing? Mercy offers two separate job shadow experiences for high school students, coordinated through the Workplace Learning Connection at Kirkwood Community College:
Interested students should call the Workplace main office, where they'll be directed to the area they're interested in. For more information, visit Workplace Learning Connection. Interested college students should contact Mercy's Human Resources Department at (319) 398-6150.
Other one-on-one job shadow experiences are coordinated through Mercy's volunteer department. To contact them, call (319) 398-6035.
Mercy offers a unique opportunity for nursing students each year with paid nurse internships during the summer. In addition, scholarships for coursework are available for those who are accepted into a nursing internship at Mercy. Nursing students can also complete their confidentiality agreement online.
Education Assistance Programs
A nursing education assistance program can put you on a path to starting your nursing career, debt-free. Mercy Medical Center has partnered with several nursing programs to invest in nursing students while providing them professional experience and a career pathway. Learn more about our various education assistance programs.
New Graduate Nurse Residency Program:
The Nurse Residency Program at Mercy Medical Center facilitates the new graduate’s transition from an entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to a competent professional nurse. As a result of the program, nurses are supported as they develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance, provided clinical leadership at the point of patient care, and incorporate research-based evidence into practice.
Learn more about the Mercy/St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology.
The Mercy Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists in preparation for health system pharmacist positions, board certification, or post-graduate year two pharmacy residency training.