Published on July 11, 2019

OMC Welcomes Their Largest Nurse Residency Cohort

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) would like to welcome its fifth Nurse Residency Cohort. This is OMC’s largest residency cohort to date, with 25 nurses joining OMC.

OMC’s Nurse Residency Program begins in January and June of each year. It is a 12-week program that assists recent graduates in the transition from nursing school into their new roles. Over the next 12 weeks, each of them will spend time in approximately 28 areas of the hospital. The goal is to find the perfect fit by the end of the 12 weeks depending on job openings as each of them will stay at OMC.

“Our goal with the nurse residency program is to train nurses to serve our community with compassionate care,” Karlee Marvin, Nurse Residency Coordinator said, “and bridge the gap between education and successful clinic practice.”

The June residency group consists of graduates from Missouri State University-West Plains; Cox College, Houston; Texas County Technical College, Houston; Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Phenix City, Alabama.

OMC is currently accepting applications for the January Cohort, with a deadline to apply by October 15. To be eligible, applicants must have completed an RN program within six months and have current RN licensure, preferred or scheduled, with successful completion of the NCLEX within 90 days. For more information on how to apply, visit our Nurse Residency information.

Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas.

Nurse Residents June 2019

Front row from left to right: Lindsey Hughes, Katie Johnson, Johannah Johnston, Savanna Plante.

Second row from left to right: Taylor McCann, Secelia Stephenson, Timber Thornton, Cassie Smotherman, Cassie Deckard, and Rachel Roberts.

Third row from left to right: Shelby Walker, Jessica Collins, Heather Price, Maria Rodriquez, Katie Terrill, and Tiffany Wilcox.

Back row from left to right: Emily Hollis, Samantha Jones, Laura Christopherson, Sarah Cornman, Bronwyn Estes, Christina Hardman, Chelsea Orchard, Adam Oaks, and Abby Stoltzfus.

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