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OMC Welcomes Their Largest Nurse Residency Cohort

WEST PLAINS, Mo – Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) would like to congratulate their fifth Nurse Residency Cohort on their completion of the program. This is OMC’s largest residency cohort to date, with 24 nurses joining OMC. All 24 nurse residents passed their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt.

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 last 12 weeks, each of them spent 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. We are proud to say that all 24 current residents have found those perfect jobs.

“Our goal with the nurse residency program is to assist new nurses in finding their potential and future home at OMC where they will continue to serve our community with compassionate care,” Karlee Marvin, Nurse Residency Coordinator said. “And bridge the gap between education and successful clinical 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 Nov. 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.

Pictured left to right, Back Row: Christina Hardman, Bronwyn Estes, Rachel Roberts, Sam Jones, Program Coordinator Karlee Marvin, Sarah Cornmen, Laura Christopherson, Emily Hollis

Middle Row: Katie Terrill, Secelia Stephenson, Cassie Smotherman, Katie Johnson, Taylor McCann, Lindsey Hughes, Heather Price, Jessica Collins, Abby Stoltzfus

Front Row: Cassie Deckard, Tiffany Wilcox, Johannah Johnston, Chelsea Orchard, Timber Thornton, Savanna Plante, Maria Eskandar, not pictured Shelby Walker

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