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OMC Welcomes Their January 2019 Nurse Residency Cohort

OMC Welcomes Their January 2019 Nurse Residency Cohort

WEST PLAINS, Mo – Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) would like to welcome their fourth Nurse Residency Cohort. These six graduates come from the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) out of Melbourne. The six graduates are James Foster, Wiseman, Ark.; Kandis Williams, West Plains; Sarah West, Winona; Jennifer Foster, West Plains; MaKayla Smithee, Thayer; and Alicia Hicks, Myrtle, Ark.

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 27 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,” Karlee Marvin, Nurse Residency Coordinator said. “We hope to train a staff so they know how to provide compassionate care at OMC.”

OMC is currently accepting applications for the June Cohort, with a deadline to apply by May 1. 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, you can visit www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/For-Community/Nurse-Residency-Program.aspx.

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. For more information about OMC, visit www.OzarksMedicalCenter.com.

OMC Nurse Residency program pictured left to right: Back row: James Foster, GN, Karlee Marvin, RN, Nurse Residency Coordinator/Clinical Educator; Kandis Williams, GN.

Front row: Sarah West, RN; Jennifer Foster, RN; MaKayla Smithee, RN; and Alicia Hicks, RN.

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