HCA Gulf Coast Division StaRN Program
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The HCA Gulf Coast Division team is looking for new nurses to join our StaRN Acute Care Nurse Residency Program. 

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HCA Gulf Coast Division is an affiliation of hospitals serving greater Houston area and South Texas. We share a mission, a commitment to the communities we serve and a standard of excellence for providing compassionate patient care.

Serving such a large and diverse region requires HCA Gulf Coast Division to offer a range of programs that meets the needs of people of all ages with conditions ranging from acute to chronic illnesses.

With 16 acute care and specialty hospitals, freestanding emergency rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 16,000 employees, HCA Gulf Coast Division offers patients access to a circle of care that is unique in the region. We bring comprehensive care close to home, including advanced medical care, education, and community outreach.

By joining together as a network, hospitals are able to focus on improving outcomes and enhancing services for their own communities, while pooling resources for other functions like staffing and systems management.

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StaRN Nurse Residency Program

StaRN stands for Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses. The StaRN Program is perfect if you are a recent graduate, or have less than a year or no acute care facility experience. StaRN provides a pathway for a new RN to transition into the practice with a strong core of nursing fundamentals and critical thinking skills. We invite new graduates and nurses with less than a year or no acute care facility experience to apply for a unique opportunity to receive didactic and clinical training in almost all areas of nursing. This program will allow you to obtain experience through an intensive internship program and then transition to staff roles. All who successfully complete the StaRN program will transition into full-time roles at the hospital & department they are selected for during the initial interview process.




Program Details

This program can last anywhere from 10-24 weeks depending on the department you are hired in to. The program consists of didactic, online coursework and simulation labs. During the first part of the training (5-11 weeks), the schedule will consist of a 40-hour workweek taking place during typical business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM at a centralized location. The second part of the training will be a preceptorship consisted of 12-hour shifts at the hospital you were hired at. Attendance is imperative and all days are required to remain in the program. No missed days will be accepted. 




Program Qualifications

  • ADN (required; must be enrolling into BSN program)
  • BSN (preferred)
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school within the last 9 months
  • Texas RN License 
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills 

Benefits & Growth  

HCA Healthcare is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization.

Education Assistance
Education benefits include tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance, clinical certification support, HCA Healthcare Scholars Program, Dependent Scholarship Program and college advising.

Galen College of Nursing
Galen College of Nursing and HCA Healthcare have joined to make quality nursing education more accessible than ever. The HCA Healthcare-Galen grant significantly reduces tuition costs for the Online RN to BSN and two Online MSN options of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, and Nursing Education. Additionally, eligible employees* may opt into a Direct Bill Option which could limit upfront tuition costs.

HCA Nurse Care Program
HCA Nurse Care Program is a free, confidential program designed to help caregivers deal with life's challenges. It is available through our partnership with Charles Nechtem Associates to give our nurses the help they need.

Health & Life Benefits
We focus on keeping HCA Rewards fair, smart and competitive so we can offer full‑time and part‑time colleagues a full package of rewards and benefits such as 401k Match, Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision Benefits, Extended Paid Family Leave, Employee Stock Purchase, Adoption Assistance and more.

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