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HCA Midwest Health is Kansas City's largest network and recognized leader in healthcare, consisting of doctors, hospitals, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, outpatient centers, physician practices, and surgery centers.

As a healthcare professional, you make it your business to be on the front lines, connecting patients, providers and the community to health and wellness. As the area’s largest healthcare network, HCA Midwest consists of more than 150 locations and an array of services to meet the demands of the greater Kansas City area’s growing healthcare needs.

Our 7 hospitals include:

  • Belton Regional Medical Center
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • Lafayette Regional Health Center
  • Lee's Summit Medical Center
  • Menorah Medical Center
  • Overland Park Regional Medical Center
  • Research Medical Center

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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 nursing school graduate. 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 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. The program is designed for MedSurg, Telemetry, Step Down Care, ICU, ER and Perioperative OR.  

Program Details

This is an intensive 13-week program. The first six to seven weeks include a combination of didactic education, simulation lab and skills training. The remaining weeks are spent in preceptorship at the sponsoring facility working with a clinical preceptor. All learners are required to be present and on-time each day. There is a significant amount of instruction provided each day. The material builds upon itself each week. There are no make-ups in StaRN. All learners are expected to come to class daily prepared with laptop and stethoscope, dressed appropriately, and with a professional, engaged, and courteous attitude at all times.




Program Qualifications

  • ADN (required; must be enrolling into BSN program)
  • BSN (preferred)
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school within the last 9 months
  • ATT Letter upon entering the program
  • Kansas or Missouri state RN License before preceptorship
  • 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 Progra and education and college advising.

Galen College of Nursing
Whether you're a new nurse or an experienced nurse looking for ongoing development, we make it easier and more affordable to gain certifications and job skills with no tuition cap as the majority owner of the Galen College of Nursing. 

StaRN Plus Program
The StaRN Plus Program provides a pathway for HCA RNs to transition into specialty areas. The curriculum is based on the AACN National Standards of Care.

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.

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