Nursing Recruitment Team

Michelle Kavanaugh

Michelle Kavanaugh, RN, BSN

Areas of expertise

  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Last Semester Tuition Reimbursement
  • Nursing Professional Advancement Program
  • Nurse Residency Program

LeAnne Shockley

LeAnne Shockley

Areas of expertise

  • Bariatrics
  • Call Center
  • Cardiac Services (including Critical Care)
  • Case Management
  • Clinical Support
  • Maternity Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Surgical Services

Nolan Wimsatt

Nolan Wimsatt

Areas of expertise

  • Emergency Department
  • Behavioral Health
  • Extended Care Services
  • Medical-Surgical Services
  • Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center
  • Observation Medical
  • Wound Healing

Nurse Extern Program

During your entire last year of studies in a registered nursing program, you may participate in Owensboro Health’s Nurse Extern Program. You’ll care directly for patients as you work alongside and learn from some of the area’s best nurses. Earn a paycheck while honing skills that will help you become a medical professional.

About The Program

During your externship, you may complete some of the following tasks under the direct supervision of Owensboro Health's licensed nursing staff.

  • Application of heat and cold
  • Central line dressing change
  • Discontinuance of IV therapy
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Phlebotomy
  • Nasogastric Intubation and irrigation (lavage)
  • Sterile dressing changes
  • Suctioning (Nasotracheal, Nasopharyngeal, Tracheobronchial)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Urinary Catheterization (male and female)

Skills You May Not Perform

To help protect patients, only licensed medical professionals may perform certain tasks. As a nurse extern, you may not:

  • Accept verbal orders
  • Administer medications
  • Substitute for licensed personnel

Let's Talk

If you have a question about nursing recruitment at Owensboro Health please fill out the quick questionnaire below and we will be in contact with you soon!

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Contact Us

Daniel Blandford

Want to learn more about joining our team? I invite you to email our recruitment team your questions. Owensboro Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Daniel Blandford, Human Resources Supervisor (right)