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OMC Nurse Residency Program Welcomed Nurses

OMC Nurse Residency Program Welcomed Nurses

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) welcomed their first cohort of nurse residents recently. These graduate nurses have been added to OMC’s nursing staff.

OMC’s Nurse Residency Program is a 12-week program designed to fulfill recruitment needs while transitioning newly graduated professional nurses into the role of direct-care nurse.

“Newly graduated nurses are often overwhelmed by the fast pace work environment and work demands leading quickly to job dissatisfaction,” said Kurt Abbey, Chief Nursing Officer at OMC. “OMC has taken initiative to transition new nurses with a curriculum that is evidenced-based and supports best practice with an emphasis on Nursing Excellence: high quality, professionalism and compassionate care.”

“The program provides weekly learning that will enhance critical thinking, communication skills and ease the struggles of transition. The Nurse Residents are our employees and not students. When the program is completed, the nurses will then transfer into open nursing jobs at OMC,” explained Kimberly Shaw, OMC Nurse Residency Program Coordinator. “When you see one of the new residents please extend a warm welcome. We are very happy to have them here.”

For more information about OMC Nurse Residency Program visit http://www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com/For-Community/Nurse-Residency-Program.aspx or call Kimberly Shaw at 417-256-1749.

OMC Nurse Residency Program pictured left to right, first row: Cathy Tuck, Brandy Johnson, Amanda Stretch, Jaquita Perkins, and Brandy McHenry.

Back row: Kimberly Shaw, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator; Leigha Lashley; Jamie Scarbrough; Kristen Mitchell; Courtney Reeves; Chrystal Sikes; Trapper Patillo; Donna Green; Brittany Staggs; Hailey Shinberger; Merinda Crigler; Quintin Adolphson; and Ray Niemotka.

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