Cincinnati Nursing Annual Report

We are so proud of our nursing team and your many accomplishments in 2018. The high-quality care you provide our patients and their families is exceptional, and we feel empowered to improve and implement evidence-based practices to make our care even better.

Every day, we contribute to fulfilling our mission, and we could not be more honored to work with an amazing team! The nurses at Mercy Health bring our values to life. You are true ambassadors of patient and family-centered care. Through changes in supplies, medications and technology, we have adapted and improved. But our focus is always the same: outstanding patient care.

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The Nurses of Mercy Health

Nursing Residency Program

The nurse residency program transitions you from student to professional nurse.


  • Bedside clinical experience: Your trained nurse preceptor teaches you clinical skills, shares knowledge and expertise, assists with decision making, and helps you develop critical thinking skills. Nearly 75 percent of the residency is dedicated to precepted clinical experience.

  • Classroom and skills lab: About 25 percent of the program is a broad range of classes specifically designed for new nurses.

  • A caring, dedicated nurse mentor: An experienced nurse works with you and is your resource or sponsor for career development. Your mentor helps you make the transition from new graduate to professional nurse.

  • Simulations: Experienced simulation experts lead you through a series of high fidelity simulations to help you develop and apply your clinical skills and critical thinking skills.


  • Newly graduated from an accredited school 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Less than six months professional acute care nurse experience
  • Passed the NCLEX before the program starts


Enrollment periods for the nurse residency programs vary by clinical areas.

Rolling admissions:

  • Adult orthopaedics
  • Adult telemetry
  • Medical surgical
  • Post-operative care unit

July & March admission:

  • Adult critical care
  • Adult progressive care
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Emergency department
  • Operating room
  • Post-anesthesia care unit


Not all hospitals offer all clinical areas.

View Residency Brochure


How do you apply to the Mercy Health Cincinnati New Graduate Nurse Residency Program?

All new graduates with less than six months experience will enter into the nurse residency program in the following areas:

  • Critical Care
  • Operating Room
  • Telemetry/Medical Surgical/ Orthopedics
  • Emergency Room

If you require more information, please email

Why Join Mercy Health?

Mercy Health is proud to provide nurses with numerous resources for ongoing professional growth and development.  Nurses have easy access to gain new knowledge and career experience in various clinical specialties to enhance healthcare outcomes of our patients.

Professional development opportunities for Mercy Health Nurses include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Clinical Ladder/Professional Recognition Programs
  • Continue Education Awards
  • Specialty Orientation Programs for new graduates and nurses switching specialties
  • Lippincott Procedures, Advisor and Professional Development
  • E-Simulations for BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP
  • On-Site continuing education seminars from national experts

Hear It from Our Nurses

"I like working for Mercy Health because I am given a voice. Our focus at Mercy is delivering compassionate patient-centered care. I work at the bedside closely with patients and their families and share ideas to leadership on areas needed for improvement. I appreciate the relationship I have with my peers and my relationship with the leadership team."

-Krista Lower RN, BSN, CMSRN

"My name is Kelsey Saurber and I have been with Mercy Health for 10 years. I have been an ICU nurse for 8 years and truly have the best job in the world. I love working at Mercy Health because I don't think of this as a job, but a calling. I love working with my co-workers who have become my family. The team work among nurses, physicians, therapists, pharmacists, and the list goes on, is amazing. We truly have one common goal, taking care of our patients."

-Kelsey Saurber, BSN, RN

"I have worked at Mercy Health for almost 40 years.  My current role is in the CVOR at Mercy Fairfield. I function as the unit based educator, and work as a staff nurse.  I love working for Mercy Health.  It is very satisfying to serve in the community that you live in.  Mercy Health is a faith based organization which supports the spirituality of its patients, employees and visitors.  In my role as a staff nurse I have been given many opportunities to advance my education, obtain my certification, and take on a leadership role.  I have had the opportunity to work with many highly skilled nurses, all dedicated to provide excellent patient care. I cannot imagine working anywhere else!" 

-Stephanie V. Matusak BSN RN CNOR

"I have worked at Mercy for a little over two years and I'm currently the CVOR Educator at Anderson Mercy. I love the supportive and encouraging environment that Mercy provides. Mercy provides clear paths for career growth and encourages staff nurses and others to obtain higher education and certification. Mercy Anderson has the small hometown feel with the benefits of the far-reaching Mercy system."

-Danielle Wessel RN-BSN

"I have worked for Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital for over 17 years. I am a staff nurse in the CVOR. I like working for Mercy Health because I am presented with numerous opportunities to grow professionally and personally, I work in a specialty I love with a great team that supports one another, and I am empowered to make a difference in my patients’ lives."

-Carol Baldwin, BSN, RN