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Nursing Opportunities

Being a nurse at Citizens Memorial is like being part of an amazing family. You’ll have a sense of community with co-workers and leaders who really care about you. With hospital, emergency department, surgery, clinic, long-term care, home health and hospice settings, we will help you find your best fit at CMH.

Opportunities for growth, safe patient ratios, career development and supportive life/work balance are some perks of working at CMH.

Additional benefits include:

  • Employee Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Updated compensation and benefits
  • Shift differential
  • Opportunities in Ash Grove, Bolivar, Buffalo, El Dorado Springs, Greenfield, Humansville, Osceola, Pleasant Hope, Stockton and Willard
  • Hospital, clinic, long-term care, home health and hospice settings

To learn more, call Nicki Cupp at 417-328-6193 or email

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Student Nursing Opportunities

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certification

Want to work in healthcare but aren't sure where to start? Complete your Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification within the first four months of employment at CMH.

  • Get paid to go to CNA school for free.
  • Earn up to $18.05 per hour as a Nurse Assistant.
  • Earn up to $23.04 per hour as an experienced CNA.
  • Receive up to a $2,500 retention bonus.

Apply online or contact our Human Resources Office at 417-328-6426 for more information.

Nurse Apprenticeship and Residency

CMH has "earn as you learn" Nurse Apprenticeship (current LPN and RN students) and Nurse Residency (recent nursing graduates) Programs. Our nurses provide intentional support to students as they train for and enter the nursing profession.

As an apprentice, CMH will pay nursing students for their clinical hours. In addition, they will have paid opportunities to explore any clinical area in the organization. The Nurse Residency Program provides extra support for recent nursing graduates who are in their first year of employment.

Learn more about the Nurse Apprenticeship and Residency programs.

Pathway to Excellence

CMH is working to become a Pathway to Excellence organization. The American Nurse Credentialing Center runs the program. It honors health care systems that are a good workplace for nurses. Pathway organizations focus on:

  • Collaboration among departments
  • Professional development
  • Accountable leadership to empower nurses

Why Pathway to Excellence?

Our Pathway to Excellence journey at CMH is the right thing to do for our employees and our patients. Empowered nurses and other professionals provide great care. They also improve patient outcomes.

What does it look like to be a Pathway to Excellence organization?

CMH will achieve six practice standards to be a Pathway to Excellence organization. These standards are the foundation for safe practice. They lead to providing quality care and creating a positive work environment. They are:

  • Shared Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Well-Being
  • Professional Development

What comes next?

In 2024, we will focus on creating a shared decision-making structure. Front-line staff will become key in decision-making. We will create a council with members from many departments. The members will be the first-line decision-makers for hospital decisions involving patient care.

Have questions?

Please contact Claire Dale, Pathway to Excellence Project Manager. She can answer questions and tell you more about our Pathways to Excellence journey. Send her an email at or call 417-328-6130.

Life at CMH

Our Organization

Citizens Memorial Hospital is an award-winning 86-bed acute care hospital serving an eight-county area in southwest Missouri.

  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Level II STEMI Center
  • Level III Stroke Center
  • 34 physician offices, including 12 certified Rural Health Clinics
  • Senior living facilities: Independent living, residential living and long-term care
  • Home care services
  • Retail pharmacies

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Employee Benefits

A robust benefits package from CMH enhances your health, career, life and future.

  • Zero-premium health insurance option for employees
  • Employee wellness program
  • Retirement plan with employer matching
  • Profit-sharing plan
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • And more

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Life in Southwest Missouri

There's always something to do in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. From lakes to golf and shopping to tennis, we've got it all.

The communities we serve embody small-town charm where you easily can become an active part of your local community.

Larger cities such as Springfield, Branson and Kansas City are conveniently located nearby.

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