Published on September 02, 2022

Twelve New Nurses join Ozarks Healthcare after completing Health System’s Nurse Residency Program 

Ozarks Healthcare has added 12 new registered nurses (RNs) to its staff upon their 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.

“It has been an honor to guide these new nurses as they expand their skills at Ozarks Healthcare and prepare for their beginning years of providing compassionate care to patients,” Karlee Marvin, Ozarks Healthcare Education Supervisor and Nurse Residency Coordinator, said. “We are proud to welcome these new nurses to our team at Ozarks Healthcare.”

In addition to exposing nurse residents to its culture of care and teamwork, Ozarks Healthcare's Nurse Residency Program provides didactic and clinical experience across multiple departments and specialties so that residents have the chance to identify a health specialty or department they are most interested in working upon completion of the program.

Nurses from Ozarks Healthcare’s latest residency cohort have accepted positions in Ozarks Healthcare’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Department (ED), Medical/Surgical (Med/Surg) Department, Cardiac Step-down Unit (CSU), and Obstetrics (OB) Department.

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 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) within 90 days. For more information on how to apply, visit The deadline to apply for Ozarks Healthcare’s January residency cohort is Oct. 7.

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 has added 12 new registered nurses (RNs) to its staff upon their completion of the health system’s nurse residency program. Pictured from left to right on the back row are: Jerry Sartor, Nicole Watson, Catherine Walters, Courtney Smith, Alisha Shipley, Brandon Watson, Faith Campbell, and Nick Rowland. Pictured from left to right on the second row are: Janice Davis, Michaela Lawing, Anna Cooper, and Megan Donahue. All have accepted nursing positions across Ozarks Healthcare.

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