Ten nurses at Greene County Medical Center recently completed the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program offered by the University of Iowa. The program is designed for continued growth and development of nurses in providing safe, effective and competent high-quality care.
“The nurse residents in our facility have grown immensely in their communication skills, professionalism and patient advocacy,” said Ann Erickson, acute care director. “They are now much more aware of evidence-based practice, quality indicators and performance improvement projects. They have taken personal accountability to be change agents within our facility to improve the care delivered to our patients.”
Medical center nurses who completed the program are acute nurses Cassie Fowler, Heather Kinsey, Leticia Pineda, Kelsey Stumbo, Chelsie Thompson, Rebeca Custer, Kasey Greteman and Rebecca Davis; surgery nurse Ashley Wells; and care management nurse Terry Rottinghaus. Certificates of completion were awarded at a recent ceremony at the medical center.
The program concludes with students completing a final residency project. Two projects completed by medical center nurses are now being submitted for consideration for the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Award. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in patient safety, as demonstrated by healthcare providers and organizations. The award honors patient safety champions who support initiatives that improve patient safety, reduce the risk of harm and keep patients at the center of care.
Greene County Medical Center nurse residents, pictured left to right with Acute Care Director Ann Erickson: Heather Kinsey, Chelsie Thompson, Ashley Wells, Leticia Pineda, Cassie Fowler, Terry Rottinghaus, Kelsey Stumbo and Rebeca Custer. Not pictured: Kasey Greteman and Rebecca Davis.
Nurse residents Kelsey Stumbo, Cassie Fowler, Chelsie Thompson and
Heather Kinsey receive their certificates of completion at a recent
ceremony. Pictured with Ann Erickson, acute care director, and Nicole
Weathers, manager of the Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program.