Our Nursing Team

North Kansas City Hospital is a Magnet® designated hospital. The recognition, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the highest achievement a hospital can receive for nursing excellence. NKCH is the only Magnet hospital in the Northland and one of only five in Greater Kansas City.

Being a Magnet hospital means our nurses strive for continuous practice improvement through ongoing learning and professional development. They are dedicated to active involvement in shared governance, nursing research and supporting each other. They also strive to create an environment that continually questions our practice, adds new knowledge to our profession, and shares in decision-making and accountability.

Our Nurse Residency Program

Our year-long Nurse Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. The program helps new RNs gain the confidence and skills to successfully transition to professional nursing. During this program, new RNs are supported by Nursing Directors, Clinical Education Specialists, Preceptors and Mentors.

Our Care Delivery System

NKCH nurses deliver patient- and family-centered care that is guided by four principles: Dignity and Respect, Information Sharing, Participation and Collaboration. This approach is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and healthcare professionals. It drives the planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

The approach to care supports our positive organizational culture, the foundation of which is based on meaningful recognition. For nurses, that includes the DAISY award program, which recognizes a nurse’s outstanding clinical skills and compassionate care.

Our Professional Practice Model

Our professional practice model reflects contemporary nursing practices. The PPM illustrates how nurses practice, collaborate, communicate and develop professionally to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.

Shared Governance

Nursing Shared Governance is a dynamic staff-leader partnership that promotes collaboration, shared decision-making, accountability for improving quality of care, increased patient satisfaction and safety, and enhancing work life.

Shared Governance establishes principles of professional engagement and encourages ownership in decisions affecting practice, quality and competence. It creates a decision-making partnership between staff and management, increases staff and patient satisfaction, and supports collaboration between direct care nurses and nurse leaders.

Global Councils are the heart of our Shared Governance model. The Leadership Council supports the Global Councils, Nurse Leaders and staff.

Current Global Councils

  • Steering
  • Quality
  • Research & Innovations
  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Standards of Practice
  • Night Shift
  • Tech


North Kansas City Hospital's recruiters play a vital role in finding and hiring compassionate talented people who help make our hospital one of the best hospitals in Kansas City.

Meet Our Recruiters


NKCH partners with The DAISY Foundation™ to recognize extraordinary RNs for their skillful, compassionate care of our patients and families. Each month, NKCH celebrates the Honoree in a public ceremony in their unit and they receive a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch.