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New program helps develop specialty-trained nursing staff

Parallon Business Solutions, a provider of healthcare business process and operational services, began providing its specialty training apprenticeship for registered nurses in June with a class of 52 recent nursing school graduates.

These StaRN apprentices will be placed at 10 hospitals in the West Florida Division of the Hospital Corporation of America, according to a news release.
StaRN is an intensive, 13-week program combining classroom instruction, a robust simulation experience and hands-on clinical training done in conjunction with a regional academic partner, according to a news release. The program enables hospitals to prepare nurses to staff a high-acuity unit versus hiring temporary contract labor, which does not address the shortage of experienced, specialty-trained nurses, according to the release.

StaRN is tailored to each individual hospital’s requirements and covers medical-surgical, telemetry and critical-care training.

Hospitals pay a placement fee that covers all the costs of the StaRN program. To participate, nurses make a two-year commitment to work at the sponsor hospital.

“When nurses are willing to make a commitment to our communities, we are committed to investing in their training and helping them obtain the experience they need,” Peter Marmerstein, president of HCA’s West Florida Division, said in the release.

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By | 2014-08-11T00:00:00-04:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Regional, South|0 Comments

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