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RN - New Grad Residency Program

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Largo
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

New Graduate Nurse Residency Program-Full Time-Largo, FL

Shift: Full Time-Mixed (Rotating Weekends)

This Medical Center is a 425-bed Healthcare teaching hospital located on Florida's west coast. The facility is known for its comprehensive services, including three emergency centers, a sports medicine program, and the first transplant program in the county. 

The Center has earned numerous awards and accreditations for its quality of care, such as recognition as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for five consecutive years by The Joint Commission. Staff members say they enjoy working at Large Medical Center for its friendly environment, helpful coworkers, and patient-centered approach to care. 

Program Overview:

The 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 (StaRN) and professional development curriculum for new graduate nurses that culminates in an evidence-based capstone project.

Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN)  

The StaRN Program is primarily designed to provide the graduate nurse with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s hospital environment. 

StaRN will assist the graduate nurse with the transition out of the classroom setting onto the unit by providing the following training:  

Didactic training: 

  • Introduces nurses to core curriculum and hospital initiatives in a classroom setting

Simulation training (Bradenton, FL - Hotel accommodation/mileage reimbursement provided during training):

  • Reinforces nursing skills learned in a didactic setting

Hands on training: 

  • Preceptorship training with a facility preceptor in the nursing unit 

Specialty areas covered:

  • MedSurg
  • Tele,
  • PCU,
  • Ortho/Neuro,
  • Stepdown,
  • ICU,
  • Inpatient Rehab units.

Cohort Start Dates:

  • 09/27/2021
  • 10/18/2021
  • 11/15/2021
  • The typical schedule during the first portion of the StaRN is Monday through Friday, 8-hours a day, 40 hours a week but can also include a weekend day during the holidays.
  • The preceptorship portion of the program consists of three 12-hour shifts per week and every other weekend at the hospital, following the preceptor’s schedule.   
  • Certifications achieved: BLS, ACLS, CPI, EKG, NIH Stroke Scale, and Meditech Modules.
  • Attendance is mandatory for the entire program.
  • Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full time commitment to the hospital. Residents may be obligated to repay a pro?rated portion of the educational costs should they break that commitment.  
  • Professional Development Program (remainder of the 1st year):  
  • Paired with a trained mentor for integration and socialization into the culture of professional nursing
  • Frequent resident seminars following a core curriculum for professional development
  • Completion of an evidence-based poster presentation 
  • Obtain Charge Nurse and Preceptor skills



  • Recent graduate of an accredited nursing school within the past 12-months.
  • Current FL RN license required prior to program start or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire.
  • Previous medical or service industry experience highly desired, but not required.
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required.
  • Candidates who will love our patients are preferred!

The following questions MUST be inclusive upon candidate submission:

  • Specialty preference?
  • Unit/Shift preference
  • Why Nursing?
  • Short/long term goals?

Additional Notes:

  • Level 2 Trauma
  • Non-Accredited Nursing School Candidates Accepted
  • Open to considering candidates from non-acute care settings.
  • (Different lines of Non Acute Care Nursing care)
  • Non Specialty areas are more in need for residency candidates.
  • Cannot have fears of Covid
  • Can eventually cross train into other specialty areas.

The following are the track lengths for the remaining cohorts in WFL:

Med/Surg/Tele, PCU, Ortho/Neuro, Stepdown, Inpatient Rehab units – 10 weeks (5/5)

ICU – 13 weeks (6/7)

Part 1:  StaRN Training

Part 2:  StaRN Clinical Preceptorship

Sign on/ Relo- (paid out once training/ preceptorship is complete)

General Comments

Salary Range: Med surge & PCU $25.88 – ICU $26.86 – Specialty $28.47

Shift Differentials: $4.50 Nights - $1.50 Weekends

Sign On Bonus: Up to $5K (With a 2 Year Commitment)

Relocation Assistance: Case by Case Basis for Out of State Candidates.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Largo , RN - New Grad Residency Program, Other , Largo, Florida

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