Nurse Residency Program

The nurse residency program will help prepare new registered nurse graduates throughout their first year working at Owensboro Health to provide the highest quality care as they integrate into one of the leading healthcare providers in the region.

  • Role Transition -Nurse Residency meets weekly during the orientation period for six 8 hour sessions which include didactic content, case studies, and simulation. Topics include (but are not limited to) cardiac arrest, critical thinking, diabetes, chest tubes, infection prevention, delirium, CHF, acute MI, blood administration, sepsis, abuse/neglect, emergency codes, lab draws, death, KODA, and professional growth.
  • Role Integration - Upon completion of the six sessions (occurring simultaneously with unit-based orientation), the novice nurse will attend 4 quarterly workshops which will continue to support and encourage our new RN’s. Topics include professionalism, stress management, ethics/diversity, and accreditation/shared governance.

The Nurse Residency Program also prepares new RN’s to apply for and participate in the Nursing Professional Advancement Program.

Join the Program

December 2019 Grads: Nurse Residency begins January 29. In order to participate, apply for a Registered Nurse position today!

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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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Nursing Recruitment Team

Michelle Kavanaugh

Michelle Kavanaugh, RN, BSN
270-685-7739

Areas of expertise

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

LeAnne Shockley

LeAnne Shockley
270-688-3213

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
270-685-7708

Areas of expertise

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