Mercy Nurse Fellowship Programs - Springfield

Mercy is committed to providing excellent patient care to our community. Our commitment starts with hiring and developing qualified and talented nurses. The Nurse Residency Program is one of many opportunities our co-workers have to sharpen their skills and begin a successful journey at Mercy.

The Nurse Fellowship Program at Mercy provides didactic learning and clinical experiences that support nurses as they transition into professional nursing practice. Nurse Fellows are full-time employees who partner with skilled clinicians and RN mentors providing a path of progressive development, unit specific education and orientation to Mercy. All nurse residents receive nursing orientation on their assigned unit with experienced preceptors. Newly integrated software will assess individual skills and talents; allowing our fellowship specialist to assist in creating a complement of education opportunities that are customized for each resident. Fellowship specialists, in collaboration with clinical educators, assist in creating a plan for education and development of your desired career path.

Our Nurse Fellowship Program offers options to allow nurse residents to work in areas that match their interests and career goals.

  • Women's & Children's Health 
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical and Surgical Care 

As our nurses complete this initial 12 - 20 week residency, the program will transition to an expanded Fellowship program. The fellowship program will continue to provide formal mentorship, as well as continued development in advanced therapies and specialty education. Throughout the residency and fellowship programs, nurses have access to highly skilled experts to assist with care delivery at the bedside or in the simulation lab. In addition to clinical development, these programs will promote our mission and ensure the values of the Sisters of Mercy are integrated into our daily work and ministry.

At completion of the program nurses become eligible to participate in Mercy’s professional nursing clinical ladder, SHINE. The clinical ladder was developed to recognize and reward RNs for their dedication in excellent nursing care, professional growth, patient experience and coworker engagement. SHINE is an acronym for Shaping and Inspiring Nursing Excellence.

Application Information: 

  • You may apply online for a Registered Nurse or Graduate Nurse position at as early as 6 months prior to graduation. 
  • You may apply for as many positions as you are interested in. 
  • In the education section of the application, please state that you have not graduated yet if applicable, but please be sure to note your expected graduation date.
  • Please allow 30-45 minutes for the application and another 30-45 minutes to complete the Talent Online Assessment (TOA). This assessment must be completed for your application to be considered. You will only take this assessment once, no matter how many positions you apply for in the future. 

What titles do I search for entry level nursing positions? 
  • Graduate Nurse or Registered Nurse

Fellowship Questions:  

Women's & Children 
Erika Warner - Fellowship Specialist 

Adult Critical Care
Andrea Pflumm - Fellowship Specialist 

Emergency Medicine 
Angela Wilson - Fellowship Specialist 

Medical Surgical 
Stephanie Worsham - Fellowship Specialist 

Application Questions: 

Alan Dixon - Senior Nursing Recruiter

Carrie Sanders - Senior Nursing Recruiter 

Whitney Hollan - Nursing Recruiter 

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