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Wesley Healthcare is the healthcare hub of the Wichita area, and nurses are the cornerstone of our mission.

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Wesley Healthcare Nurse Residency Program

Unlock the possibilities within your nursing career at a Wesley Healthcare hospital. 

You’ve taken all the necessary steps to become a great nurse. Now get your nursing career started on the right foot by joining the Wesley Healthcare family. We are here to support you through career growth opportunities, continuing education, and a deep commitment to nursing excellence. Every day, we seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for healthcare everywhere. You can be a part of our growing team who thrive under strong nursing leadership at all levels of our organization. Nursing is the cornerstone of our mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

As part of the Wesley Healthcare family, both Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER work together to provide a higher level of care.

As part of HCA Healthcare, a healthcare network where 270,000 people across 2,000 care facilities are all committed to creating a positive impact every day. Our scale enables caregivers to deliver great outcomes for patients and gives colleagues unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow. Being connected to HCA Healthcare means more resources, more solutions and more possibilities for everyone who walks through our doors.

We have what you're looking for...and more!

  • Established and structured orientation program for new grad RN's
  • State of the art technology and simulations for learning
  • Great opportunity for career development and growth
  • Supportive team environment
  • Defined expectations for new grad RN's

Wesley Healthcare, a part of the HCA Healthcare family, offers a career pathway unlike any other. Caring for more than 27 million patients a year in 20 states and the United Kingdom, HCA Healthcare nurses are working together to make a difference in patient lives every day. Beginning a career with HCA Healthcare's Nurse Residency opens the door to a variety of amazing nursing career opportunities. 

2020 Cohorts are being offered for the following: 

StaRN: Apply Now 

Emergency Department: Apply Now 

Perioperative: Apply Now



Can I apply if I don’t have my degree or RN license yet?
Absolutely! You need your nursing degree by the cohort start date and your passing NCLEX results by the training start. You will also need your RN license with the state of Kansas or with a compact eligible state before you can begin clinical care.


How do I know which unit/facility I will be placed?
You'll discuss your unit and facility preferences with a recruiter before interviewing and you’d know where you have the potential to be placed before you’re offered a slot in the residency.


How does the two-year commitment work?
The two-year financial commitment begins upon successful completion of the StaRN training (10-12 weeks). The two-year commitment is for full time employment to the facility and we require you remain on the unit you start on for at least one year before transferring to another unit within the same facility. You are still eligible for raises through the two years and you are permitted to switch from nights to days or days to nights if there is an opening on your unit.


What is the HCA Nurse Residency and is that different from the StaRN training?
The HCA Nurse Residency is required for all incoming new graduate nurses during the first year. New graduates complete the StaRN training and move into the HCA Nurse Residency for the remainder of their first year. The HCA Nurse Residency offers mentorship support for new nurses, monthly seminars, and an evidence-based capstone project. Exceptional evidence-based findings in the capstone project will be recognized by the organization and possibly implemented throughout the company.


Can out-of-state candidates apply?
Yes. StaRN is a great option for out-of-state nurse graduates because it transitions you to our health system and processes in addition to transitioning you into a nursing role in the hospital setting. You will also get the opportunity to build friendships with other graduate nurses. Out of state applicants must be open to traveling to the Wichita area for interviews to be considered for certain positions.


What does the StaRN training schedule look like?
The program comprises of clinical orientation, Meditech training, certification, e-learning, and high-fidelity simulation. There is also time built in to the program that takes place at the assigned facility and unity with your preceptor.


How much does this position pay?
The recruiter will discuss pay with all eligible candidates.


Will I be able to renew my BLS during the training?
BLS is not offered during the 10-12 week training and it is the responsibly of the nurse to keep your BLS from the American Heart Association current. If your BLS lapses during the 10-12 training and you do not renew it, we will not be able to transfer you onto the unit on time


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