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Careers at HCA Gulf Coast

Helping You Help Patients

To help new graduate nurses gain the experience needed to begin work in specialty areas, HCA Gulf Coast Division has implemented StaRN, a Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses. This program focuses on Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Critical Care Nursing, Women’s Services, ER, OR, Cath Lab and Behavioral Health.

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How does StaRN work?

This program is 13-16-weeks simulation lab, on-site training, and online coursework. During the training time (first 6 weeks), the schedule will be Monday-Friday, with 40 hour work weeks (8- hour days). After this trainingperiod, the shifts will transition to 12 hours at the facility. Didactic and Simulation training is provided at an offsite location.

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All participants that successfully complete the program will move into full-time roles at the facility that extended the initial offer. All who are selected for this program will be asked to sign a 2-year commitment with the facility of hire. If the candidate leaves the facility for any reason before the 2-year commitment is fulfilled, they will be required to meet a financial responsibility.

National Standards, Proven Methods

Nurses who finish the StaRN Program will not only have specific, hands-on experience in their chosen specialties, they also will have achieved several certifications in areas including basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and the National Institute of Health’s Stroke Scale program. The program also uses the TeamSTEPPS® training developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Better, Faster Patient Care

Through the training and simulations, which include American Association of Critical-Care Nurses curriculum and six to seven weeks of clinical preceptorship, the new nurses are standing on their own much faster. With this additional training, patients are getting the benefit of experienced nurses.

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