Published on September 07, 2021

Ozarks Healthcare welcomes 12 New Nurses upon Completion of Nurse Residency Program

Twelve nurse residents have joined Ozarks Healthcare as employed nurses after completing Ozarks Healthcare’s Nurse Residency Program. Ozarks Healthcare's Nurse Residency Program is a 12-week program for graduates of nursing school that features rotations through different departments of the hospital. Graduate nurses spent time in approximately 28 departments of Ozarks Healthcare’s hospital over 12 weeks.

“This group of nurse residents has shown compassion and enthusiasm for learning about caring for our community over their residency,” Karlee Marvin, Ozarks Healthcare Education Supervisor and Nurse Residency Coordinator, said. “We are proud to see these nurses continue using their skills and knowledge through our health system as they begin their careers across multiple departments at our hospital.”

Because Ozarks Healthcare’s Nurse Residency program provides opportunities with hands-on experience, graduate nurses are able to identify which department or specialty they are most interested in, allowing them to typically secure a position in the department that matches their interest.

From Ozarks Healthcare’s latest cohort of nurse residents to complete the program, six have accepted positions in Ozarks Healthcare’s Emergency Department, four have accepted positions in Ozarks Healthcare’s Critical Care Department, and two have accepted positions in Ozarks Healthcare’s OB Department.

The program also allows graduate nurses to experience Ozarks Healthcare’s culture of compassionate care before being hired, which accustoms them to the organization’s focus on patient satisfaction and clinical excellence before they officially start their career.

Ozarks Healthcare’s Nurse Residency Program begins in January and June of each year. 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

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

Ozarks Healthcare congratulates its latest nurse residency cohort.

Pictured left to right on front row: Becca Duke, Elizabeth Cauthen, Morgan Spoor, and Ambrosia Palmer
Pictured left to right on second row: Jackie Kimbrough, Lorren Mastrangelo, Deanna Daffron, and Tatyana Dashkevich
Pictured left to right on back row: Karlee Marvin, RN, Ozarks Healthcare Education Supervisor and Nurse Residency Coordinator, Alyssa Reed, Adam Kimbrough, Stephen Beauter, and Elizabeth Bowen

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