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Student Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation want to help you pursue a career in health care. Start today on your healthcare-related career. Use the Medical Excellence Scholarship, educational programs and employee loan forgiveness.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certification

Get your Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification within the first four months of employment at CMH.

  • Get paid to complete free CNA training courses.
  • 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.

Certified Medical Assistant (MA) Advancement Program

You will become a Certified Medical Assistant through on-the-job training. You will learn skills at one of our primary care clinics. You may begin the program after working in a clinic for 90 days and with a positive supervisor referral.

  • Self-paced curriculum
  • Learn skills on-the-job
  • Eligible to sit for the Medical Assistant Certification exam
  • Complete the program within one year of hire

We provide the study materials and exam at no cost to you. Contact Human Resources at 417-328-6622 for more details.

Certified Medication Technician

As a Certified Medication Technician, you will work in a skilled nursing care facility. You will help nurses in giving medicine to residents.

You must be an active Certified Nurse Assistant with the state of Missouri for at least six months. The program includes:

  • 60 hours of classroom instruction
  • At least 8 hours of clinical practice with direct oversight by a supervisor
  • Pass a final written examination
  • Pass a minimum two-hour final practicum exam

Contact Human Resources at 417-328-6622 for more details.

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists with daily tasks. They fill prescriptions, process insurance and file paperwork. CMH will help you obtain certification while you work.

  • On-the-job training
  • Certification preparation
  • Career ladder

Contact Mariah Hollabaugh, director of pharmacy, at or 417-328-6684 for more information.

Emergency Medical Certification Courses

CMH Emergency Services offers educational classes for working toward various certifications. Course offerings include:

  • Emergency Medical Responder Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy
  • Summer EMT Internship Academy
  • Paramedic Academy
  • Community Paramedic Academy

EMS Training

Certified Dietary Manager

Move up to management positions within CMH Nutritional Services in the hospital or long-term care. CMH will help you complete the nationally recognized Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) program. It is through the University of Florida.

  • Flexible courses
  • Complete the program in one year or less
  • CMH will pay your tuition with a three-year commitment contractual agreement

For more information, contact Sarah Swearingin, director of nutritional services, at 417-328-7444 or

On-the-Job Training

CMH provides on-the-job training for many entry-level positions at CMH, including:
  • Lab assistant
  • Nutritional Services (cafeteria, deli and catering)
  • Environmental Services (housekeeping)

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Nurse Apprenticeship

CMH provides an enriched clinical experience for student nurses. We do this with our "earn as you learn" training model. Students in LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or RN (Registered Nurse) programs may apply.

Nurse Apprenticeships


Social Work Internships

CMH offers social work internships. They are for students with a Bachelor of Social Work. The students are pursuing a Licensed Clinical Social Worker degree. After graduation, CMH has jobs for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LPCs. The jobs come with great benefits.

Social Work Internships

EMT Internships

Get paid to finish the EMT course at CMH and work as a paid, full-time EMT intern. The registration fee also is reimbursable with a signed agreement to work for CMH for one year. The 12-week course begins in June.

EMT Internships

Pharmacy Internships

CMH welcomes interns from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

Contact Mariah Hollabaugh, director of pharmacy, at or 417-328-6684 for more information.

Other Internships

We welcome student interns in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Contact the manager in the area where you want to complete an internship to learn more. If you don't know who the manager is, contact our Human Resources Office at 417-328-6426.

Residency Programs

Nurse Residency

CMH helps student nurses and recent nursing graduates become exceptional nurses. Our "earn-as-you-learn" training model enhances nursing clinicals. Nurse residency helps recent graduates become confident bedside nurses.

Nurse Residency Program

Physician or Provider Residency

A medical residency at CMH equips you with knowledge and skills for a great future in health care. For information about medical residencies available at CMH, contact:

Donna Shelby
Physician/provider recruitment

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