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 https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/careers/nurse-residency-program/. The deadline to apply for Ozarks Healthcare’s January residency cohort is Oct. 7.