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
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