The Nurse Residency Program will provide education, support and guidance to new graduate nurses as they begin their careers in 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:
- Introduces nurses to core curriculum and hospital initiatives in a classroom setting
Simulation training (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:
- Inpatient Rehab units.
Cohort Start Dates:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Competitive Rates
- Shift Differentials ($4.50 Nights $ $1.50 Weekends.)
- 5K sign on bonus (With 2-year commitment.)
- Relocation Assistance
- Comprehensive Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision.)
- 401K plan