Two Registered Nurses complete a portion of the NARMC Nurse Residency Program


Two Registered nurses recently completed the classroom portion of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center’s (NARMC) Nurse Residency Program.

The program provides nurses continued education and development of clinical nursing skills and a strong foundation in NARMC policies and procedures. The program is two- years-long, including eight weeks of classroom and laboratory instruction. During the rest of the residency, nurses are mentored by nursing managers. Currently, 37 graduates of the residency are employed by NARMC.

The class started in January with two weeks of shadowing various departments in the hospital followed by an eight-week classroom course. The course includes hands-on training, lectures and guest speakers, and it is completed during orientation in their respective areas. Both nurses will continue their residency for the next two years.

Graduates include the following:

  • Summer Rains, RN, currently working in the Critical Care/Pediatric Department

  • Brittnie Hearitige, RN, currently working in the Medical Surgical Department

NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees, including 32 physicians, physician assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.

Pictured from left to right: Summer Rains, RN, Jim Gillam, RN and Clinical Educator, Brittinie Hearitige, RN and Jessica Graddy, RN and Clinical Educator.

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