LITTLE ROCK - CHI St. Vincent has announced the addition of a new manager for its Registered Nurse Residency Program (RNRP) and the promotion of two nurse leaders at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
Nisa Trenthem was recently hired to oversee the RNRP, a specialized program that helps newly graduated registered nurses transition to an acute-care environment. The program uses classroom instruction, simulations, case studies and clinical and observational experiences to help improve and maintain high-quality patient care. The program has transitioned more than 500 RN residents since 2009.
In addition to Trenthem's hiring, Jenny Bowe has been named clinical director of maternal child health, medical services, and behavioral health, and Tabitha Childers has been named clinical director of emergency services.
Trenthem most recently was part of the start-up leadership team for the new Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway, where she supervised the ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology Services. Before that, she was assistant director of nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has a master's degree in nursing, and she started her nursing career in 2001 as a staff nurse in the emergency department at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Bowe has been at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary since 1977 and has served in a number of leadership roles, including as clinical nurse manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and clinical nurse manager of maternal child health. She obtained her master's degree in nursing in 2015.
Childers had been nurse manager in the Emergency Department since starting at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in 2015. Before that, she was clinical supervisor at White River Health Systems. She also oversees the Intensive Care Unit and General Surgical and Surgical Step-Down departments. She started her career as a staff nurse in Alaska in 2000. Childers recently obtained her master's degree in nursing administration.