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Nurse Residency Program

The nurse residency program at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital will help prepare new registered nurse graduates throughout their first year 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 four 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 2021 Grads

In order to participate in the Nurse Residency Program at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital you must start employment on or before January 31 as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse Applicant.

Cohort Schedule

December 2021 Graduates

Cohort 23

  1. February 8
  2. February 15
  3. February 22
  4. March 1
  5. March 8
  6. March 15
  • Workshop I: June 8, 2022 from 3 – 4 p.m. or June 9, 2022 from 8 – 9 a.m. 
  • Workshop II: September 7, 2022 from 3 – 4 p.m. or September 8, 2022 from 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Workshop III: December 7, 2022 from 3 – 4 p.m. or December 8, 2022 from 8 – 9 a.m.

Nursing Recruitment Team

Michelle Kavanaugh

Michelle Kavanaugh, RN, BSN
Email: Michelle.Kavanaugh

Areas of expertise

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

LeAnne Mann

LeAnne Mann
Email: Leanne.Mann

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
Email: Nolan.Wimsatt

Areas of expertise

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