Nursing Programs - OKC

Mercy Learning Center for New Graduates at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City

Mercy is the only hospital in Oklahoma to use a Learning Center designed to help new graduate nurses transition into the nursing profession, and to support experienced nurses as they begin their Mercy Career. In the Learning Center, core competencies, professional attributes and simulation of nursing events can increase confidence, competence and job satisfaction. New graduate nurses are placed in the Nurse Residency Program for ongoing support and learning. Your future is bright at Mercy! 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do I apply? 

  • You're welcome to apply online on our Careers Site at 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 - 45 minutes to complete the application and another 30 - 45 minutes to take the Talent Online Assessment (TOA). The assessment must be completed 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. 

* For Mercy locations outside of Oklahoma City, Ada, Ardmore, Kingfisher, Guthrie and Watonga, search for any RN position and apply only to positions for which you qualify. 

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 2 - 4 weeks for the interview process. We appreciate your patience as we review the applicants
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, you can log back into the application system on our Careers Site at any time to learn the status of your application.

For more information, please contact Thank you!

Mercy Scholarship Programs
The Mercy Scholarship Program is open to both internal and external applicants, providing awards of up to $10,000 for students of nursing and other approved health-care programs. Applications are accepted year-round and are reviewed semi-annually (April 1 and October 1). A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based upon Mercy’s projected needs. Scholarship payments are paid out when end of semester transcripts are received. Recipients are required to fulfill a work commitment to Mercy. 

Interested in the Mercy Scholarship program? Please carefully review the individual programs and eligibility requirements. To apply, submit an online application to your location on our Careers Site. Search “Scholarship” in the job title and type “Oklahoma” for the location. If nursing scholarship money from Mercy is to be matched by the Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC), the money from Mercy will be given to the PMTC and distributed by PMTC on a schedule agreed upon by the scholarship recipient. Applicants must indicate intent to obtain matching funds upon application. 

Payment of monies is specified and defined in the scholarship agreement. You must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Grades and specified documents must be received and verified by a recruiter before checks will be issued.

Repayment of the scholarship money is required as defined in the agreement for any of the following: Discontinuing the course of study leading to the completion of the program, failure to meet job requirements and standards, non-compliance with policies, termination of employment or failure to obtain licensure, certification, or registry. 
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 (300-word minimum) stating objectives, goals, purpose and motivation for applying for this scholarship

Submit required paperwork to Thank you!

Nursing Extern Program
The Nursing Extern Program assists students in gaining a greater level of self-confidence, communication, critical thinking skills, time-management skills, and clinical competence through reinforcing the fundamentals of nursing education, theoretical knowledge, awareness of the role of the professional nurse and the understanding of organizational structure and operations within an acute care setting.

Mercy’s Nursing Extern Program is a 9 - 10 week summer schedule designed to be an extension of the nursing student’s formal educational process. Students can take part in patient care and experience the realities of paid employment, staffing patterns and nurse-to-patient ratios. An RN preceptor oversees the student and provides professional clinical guidance during the program. As an extern, you’ll build relationships with current nurses and staff, enjoy educational opportunities and benefit from participating in supplemental learning activities. Nursing faculty is on-site throughout the program. * 

Externs must have successfully completed their second semester of hospital clinicals and be entering their senior year.  Externs are required to attend scheduled educational and collaborative sessions, and follow the work schedule of the assigned preceptor, including weekends and holidays. The work requirement is 36 hours / week for 9 - 10 weeks. At the end of the program the extern will have the opportunity to apply as a Nurse Technician. 

Upon application to the Nursing Extern Program, your area of preference will be heavily considered but is not guaranteed. Interviews will be held in March. 

As an extern at Mercy, you will be required to follow the same schedule as your assigned preceptor, including weekends and holidays. Additional educational offerings are required at certain locations. Once you’ve completed the Nursing Extern Program, we encourage you to apply for an Advanced Nurse Tech / Nurse Tech role at Mercy. These positions would allow you to continue your employment with Mercy and is flexible for nursing students. 


  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in a Registered Nursing program
  • Successfully completed second semester of hospital nursing clinicals and must be entering senior year
  • Able to work 36 - 40 hours per week during the 9 - 10 week summer program
Application Process: 

Paperwork Required
    • Recent copy of transcript
    • A total of two reference letters from any of the following: instructor, manager or supervisor
    • Essay (300-word minimum) stating objectives for being selected for the program

    • Check online posting for deadlines. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 
    Submit required paperwork to Thank you!
    For more information, please contact Thank you!
    Be the First to Know! Tell us about your skills & interests. We will notify you about relevant positions & interesting opportunities!
    Search Nursing Jobs Look for opportunities across Mercy using our search page. Filter by location, category, or job type.