Rennegarbe Recognized For Commitment to Rural Nursing

Photo of Dr. Richelle RennegarbeDr. Richelle Rennegarbe ’92, associate professor of nursing and division chair of the School of Nursing, received the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s (ICAHN) Service Award for her role in the development and enhancement of rural nursing. She was recognized for her leadership and contribution to the expansion of a new 12-month nurse residency program specially designed for critical access and rural hospitals. SOARRN, which stands for Supporting Onboarding and Retention of Rural Nurses, is a new program that helps nurses acquire the knowledge and skills to deliver safe care with confidence.