Start your nursing career with a solid foundation!

HCA offers a year-long Nurse Residency program; the first part of the year is focused on patient care (StaRN), and the remainder of the year is devoted to your professional development.

Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN)

The StaRN program provides new graduates the opportunity to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive 12-17 week paid internship.

Learners will receive the following as part of the StaRN Program:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) Dysrhythmia Interpretation
  • TeamSTEPPS
  • Meditech Training and Validation
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification
  • 5 Days of High-Fidelity Simulation
  • Skills practice with the hospital equipment
  • Customized Coaching/Onboarding for the Clinical Preceptorship
  • Benefit eligible after successful completion of the program

Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full time commitment to the hospital.

Here's how it works:

Classroom, Skills Training and Self - Study

Combines lecture, hands-on skills training, home study and facility specific training by facility subject matter experts.

Simulation Training

The state-of-the-art simulation training provides hands-on experience to reinforce critical thinking and prioritization skills.

Clinical Preceptorship

Conducted at the hospital, each new graduate is assigned to a preceptor to train and acclimate the resident to their new role as a Registered Nurse.

Professional Development

Residents will be paired with a trained mentor for integration and socialization into the culture of professional nursing, attend monthly seminars and complete an evidenced-based poster presentation.