HealthONE StaRN Residency for New Graduate Registered Nurses

We invite new or recent graduate registered nurses to apply for a unique opportunity to receive didactic and clinical training for either ICU, Progressive Care, Medical/Telemetry, or Medical/Surgical. This residency will allow new graduates to obtain specific experience through our intensive training and then transition to staff nurse roles within the nursing departments of HCA/HealthONE Hospitals.

With many hospitals and locations to choose from, HCA/HealthONE is a growing system that combines stability and growth. We have more training opportunities, more advancement potential, and an impressive range of benefits.

  • Rose Medical Center
  • Medical Center of Aurora
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • North Suburban Medical Center
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital

Benefits of the HealthONE StaRN Residency

  • Paid, hands-on training and preceptorship from exceptional nurses
  • Position within HealthONE network upon successful completion of training
  • Benefit eligible after successful completion of the training
  • Customized coaching/onboarding report for clinical preceptorship
  • Over 60 hours of high-fidelity simulation
  • E-Learning customized for specific unit competencies
  • ACLS certification (if required by unit)
  • Basic EKG
  • NIH Stroke Scale certification (if required by unit)
  • Meditech training and validation

Training Schedule (full time up to 40 hours a week)

Classroom Training and Clinical Preceptorship ( up to 10 weeks for non-ICU units)

  • Instructor-led classroom training / certification
  • Clinical orientation on unit with preceptor
  • Meditech Training
  • State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debriefs
  • Self-directed learning
  • Unit-specific orientation and transition to nursing practice
  • Regular development meetings between the student, the preceptor and your director

Cohort Timelines

  • February 12th, 2018 (accepting applications starting December 2017 until mid-January 2018)
  • April 9th, 2018 (accepting applications starting mid-January until mid-March)
  • June 18th, 2018 (accepting applications starting mid-March until mid-May)
  • August 13th, 2018 (accepting applications starting mid-May until mid-July)
  • October 15th, 2018 (accepting applications starting mid-July until mid-September)

StaRN Residency Requirements

  • Graduate of an ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing school (prior to residency start)
  • Passing NCLEX results (prior to residency start)
  • BLS from American Heart Association (required)
  • Flexibility to work both days and night shift during training (varies depending on unit)
  • Flexibility to commit to a full-time RN position with HealthONE facility for two-year commitment period


Can I apply if I don’t have my degree or RN license yet?

Absolutely! You only need your nursing degree by the residency start date and your passing NCLEX results prior to the residency start.

How do I know which unit/facility I will be placed?

You’ll discuss your goals with a recruiter before interviewing and you'd know where you have the potential to be placed before you’re offered a slot in the residency.

How does the two-year commitment work?

The two-year financial commitment begins upon successful completion of the StaRN residency training portion (10-12 weeks). The two-year commitment is for full time employment to the facility, and we would except you also plan to stay on your starting unit for at least one year.

What is the HCA Nurse Residency and is that different from the StaRN Residency?

The HCA Nurse Residency is offered to ALL incoming new graduate RNs to HealthONE during the first year of nursing. New graduates complete the StaRN residency and move into the HCA Nurse Residency for the remainder of their first year. The HCA Nurse Residency offers mentorship support for new nurses, monthly seminars and an evidence-based capstone project. Exceptional evidence-based findings in the capstone project will be recognized by the organization and possibly implemented throughout the company. Click here to learn more about the HCA Residency.

Can out-of-state candidates apply?

Yes. StaRN is a great option for out-of-state new graduates because it transitions you to our health system and processes in addition to transitioning you into a nursing role in the hospital setting. You will also get the opportunity to build friendships with other new graduates. Out of state applicants must consider options to travel to Denver, CO during interview timelines to be considered for certain positions.

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