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HCA Healthcare offers new nurses what they want

There are many reasons HCA Healthcare is an employer of choice. We foster an environment of personal & professional growth, while supporting our nurses as they transition from student to professional nurse. Our nurse residency program gives you the confidence and skills you need to set you up for success.

Get hands-on clinical experience while developing your critical thinking skills. During your residency with us, you’ll be surrounded by a community of experienced nurses and fellow nurse residents who will help you build a foundation for your career across any of our 184 hospitals. We’ve worked hard to ensure new nurses have what they want and need - here are a few of the many benefits we offer:

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Access to company-wide clinical education programs delivered online, in classrooms or in new simulation centers during residency and throughout your career at HCA Healthcare.*

*Eligibility for these education assistance benefits may vary by location.


Career Growth

Clear career pathways that will help you achieve your professional goals, beginning with a full-time position with BLS, ACLS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and Crisis Prevention Institute certifications.



Nationwide tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year IRS limit*


401k Match

A 401k (100% annual match from 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)

New Grad Openings

Navigate our map below to find a nurse residency opportunity that meets your needs or contact us today to learn more.

What to expect from your residency

The HCA Nurse Residency Program will provide education, support and guidance to new graduate nurses as they begin their careers in HCA Healthcare hospitals. It is a yearlong, extensive clinical orientation and professional development curriculum for new graduate nurses that culminates in an evidence-based poster presentation.

During your residency, you’ll receive:

  • Clinical instruction by subject matter experts
  • State-of-the-art simulation training
  • Scenarios developed and managed by clinical experts
  • Interaction between facility leaders
  • Continual support from a mentor and preceptor
  • Monthly educational seminars
  • Opportunities for training in specialty areas such as ER, OR and ICU
  • Evidence-based capstone project

Our scale allows nurse residents access to a wider range of opportunities to learn from our specialists, including:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Critical Care (ICU)
  • Emergency Room (ER)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Adult Care
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Surgical Services
  • Women's Services

As a nurse resident, you can expect to gain:

  • Advanced clinical training in a specialty area
  • A full-time position with BLS, ACLS, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale and Prevention Institute Certifications
  • Support from a community of caring, experienced nurses
  • Opportunities to advance your career in one of the largest health systems in the country
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Nurse Residency Program Eligibility Requirements

We accept applications from nursing students who are preparing to graduate within the next six months or graduate nursing students who have six months or less of experience at the time of application.

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Application Process


Accepted Application

The first step is an accepted application once it’s been submitted.


Interviews & Selection

After your application has been accepted, you’ll be contacted for an in-person or phone interview.


Candidate Notification

If you are selected after the interview, you will be notified via email and job dashboard.


Offer Letters Mailed

You will receive an official offer letter in the mail to formally accept the position.


Cohort Start Date

It’s official! The start date is now set and you’ll soon be creating healthier tomorrows!

Benefits that matter

Our complete benefits package has been customized specifically for our nurses.

Investing in our nurses

We support our colleagues in their practice through effective and accessible clinical education.

Listening to our nurses

At HCA Healthcare, there are multiple ways for nurses to have voice and influence strategies and decisions related to patient care.

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