Published on April 12, 2022

Ozarks Healthcare congratulates Latest Cohort of Nurse Residents upon Completion of Residency Program

Ozarks Healthcare recently added 11 nurse residents as employed registered nurses (RNs) to its staff upon completion of the health system’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.

These 11 residents have accepted positions in Ozarks Healthcare’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency, OB, and Outpatient Surgery Departments, along with Ozarks Healthcare At Home and Wound Care.

“We are proud to welcome this group of nurse residents, their skills, and compassion to our team at Ozarks Healthcare,” Karlee Marvin, Ozarks Healthcare Education Supervisor and Nurse Residency Coordinator, said. “Our residents have the unique opportunity to explore different areas of our hospital and clinics, and we are thrilled these 11 nurses have found their niche areas of patient care at our health system.”

Ozarks Healthcare’s Nurse Residency Program provides opportunities with hands-on experience, allowing graduate nurses to identify and secure a position in the department or specialty that matches their interest.

The program also allows graduate nurses to experience Ozarks Healthcare’s culture of compassionate care and focus on patient satisfaction and service excellence before they officially start their career as an employee of the organization.

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 https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/careers/nurse-residency-program/.

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 www.OzarksHealthcare.com.

OZH Nurse Resident Cohort March 2022

Ozarks Healthcare recently added 11 nurse residents as employed registered nurses (RNs) to its staff upon completion of the health system’s nurse residency program. Pictured left to right on front row are: Rachel Birkemeier, Mindy Grogan, Megan Miller, Sindy Friel, and Britany Ellison. Pictured left to right on back row are: Karlee Marvin, RN, Ozarks Healthcare Education Supervisor and Nurse Residency Coordinator, Jennifer Palmer, Daegon Sympson, Elizabeth Kharitinova, Kaysee Collins, and Teresa Cook. Ciara Brassfield is not pictured.

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