Nov. 30, 2016 – TriStar Division of HCA will be accepting applications for the Nurse Residency Program from Dec. 1, 2016 through Mar. 15, 2017. Candidates are applying for the Summer 2017 Cohort, which begins July 24, 2017.

The TriStar Nurse Residency Program is a full-time, entry-level registered nurse career opportunity that supports new graduates as they transition from being a student to professional nurse.

Opportunities are available in a variety of patient care areas, facility sizes and geographical locations.

“Nurse Residency programs are proven to build confidence and proficiency in delivering quality patient care, and to develop future nurse leaders,” said Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, vice president of clinical education and professional development for TriStar Division. “Our curriculum is designed to progressively support nurse residents first as individuals while they gain experience and confidence in their ability to provide patient care and then as part of the care team as curriculum evolves into more holistic discussions such as how they contribute to improving patient care in their hospital.”

Nurse residents begin their career with a 12-month, formalized series of learning experiences that include:

  • On-site immersion period
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Classroom and simulation learning
  • Networking
  • Career progression pathway
  • Collaborative evidence-based practice project

Monthly educational session topics include patient experience, crucial conversations, professional development, ethics, culture of safety, crucial accountability, charge nurse fundamentals and preceptor development.

Participants also benefit from a peer network and professional development planning for career progression. Nurse residency is the first step in a nursing pathway for a career that can grow within a single facility or expand to one of nearly 170 hospitals.

“Accepting a nurse resident opportunity with TriStar opens the door to a nursing career pathway within one company that includes growth opportunities at the residency facility, across the country and even in London, England,” said Dr. Peterman. “The nurse and our company benefit from a uniform program that includes new graduate registered nurses as part of an overall strategy to help meet current and future nursing needs in TriStar Division and across HCA.”

TriStar offers two nurse residency cohorts, or groups, annually. Each cohort includes opportunities in 13 patient care areas at 22 facilities located in Northwest Georgia, metro-Atlanta, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee.   

Nurse resident positions are available in more than 20 specifics units including behavioral health, critical care, emergency, inpatient rehabilitation, medical-surgical, neuroscience, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, progressive care, surgical services, trauma and women’s services.

At time of application, candidates must be eligible to graduate from an accredited program, have less than six months’ experience as a graduate nurse, or be a licensed practical nurse  newly licensed as a registered nurse. Candidates must also have a 3.0 grade point average and accept a two-year commitment. Selection includes an interview with nurse leaders and peers from the care area of choice.

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