Nurse Residency Program Kick-Off in Nashville, Tennessee

HCA TriStar Division Welcomes Inaugural Nurse Residents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 14, 2017) — TriStar Division of HCA congratulates the nurse residents who compose the inaugural cohort of the HCA Nurse Residency at TriStar Division. Selected after a rigorous application and interview process, these nurses launched their professional nursing careers today with orientation for the Winter 2017 Cohort.

"We are thrilled to welcome this talented group of nurse residents to their professional nursing career with HCA TriStar Division,” said Dr. Debianne Peterman, vice president of clinical education and professional development for HCA TriStar Division. “Today begins their professional nursing journey, the first 12 months of which we will now embark on together."

HCA TriStar Nurse Residency Program Kick-Off
Nurse Residency Program Kick-Off in Nashville, Tennessee.


The full-time, entry-level registered nurse opportunity provides a supportive environment that helps new nurse graduates transition from nursing student to professional nurse. During the 12-month program, nurse residents complete a comprehensive curriculum that includes on-site immersion, mentoring and coaching, classroom and simulation learning, networking, career progression pathway planning, and a collaborative evidence-based practice project.

"Program participants benefit from formalized curriculum and regular engagement with nurses, nurse leaders and fellow nurse residents who understand the transition they are experiencing,” said. Dr. Peterman. “This personal connection during the first year of bedside nursing is invaluable as a nurse is caring for patients and family members during what may be the best or scariest times in their lives."

Chattanooga Nurse Residents
Parkridge Health Nurse Residents in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


The Winter 2017 Cohort includes over 100 nurse residents from 11 states and 28 schools of nursing who are now working in 14 HCA-affiliated hospitals within TriStar Division.

HCA’s TriStar Division offers two nurse residency cohorts annually. Each cohort includes opportunities in 10 specialty areas at 22 facilities located in Northwest Georgia, Northeast Atlanta, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee. Nurse residency can launch a nursing career that may grow within a single facility or expand to one of nearly 170 HCA affiliated hospitals across the country and in the United Kingdom.

Cartersville Nurse Residents
Nurse Residents at Cartersville Medical Center in Northwest Georgia.


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