New Graduate Nurse (RN) StaRN Residency Program

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Competitive Salary
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Contract Type

Grand Strand Health is a part of the national HCA healthcare network. Grand Strand Health is a multi-facility health system located on the beautiful coast of South Carolina. Grand Strand Health is comprised of a 325-bed acute care hospital, which is a designated Level I trauma center and has the only cardiac surgery program, neurosurgery program and pediatric intensive care unit in Horry and Georgetown counties. Grand Strand Health also has two freestanding ER facilities (South Stand Medical Center and North Strand ER) and outpatient medical services (Advanced Wound Center, The Breast Center, Carolina Forest Imaging Center, South Strand Medical Center). Affiliated with Grand Strand Health are a number of physician practices that provide heart & vascular care, spine & neuro care, surgical care and primary care.  Grand Strand Health is a teaching hospital and has expanded its residency programs to include five specialties: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year. These quality-focused services work together to provide excellence in medical care to residents in our communities.

We invite new graduates to apply for our StarRN New Graduate program!   This is a 14-17 week program starting in February 2018 featuring didactic and clinical training.  It allows new graduates to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive residency program, then transition to staff roles within Grand Strand Medical Center.  During the 14-17 week program you will be considered a PRN employee.  At completion of the program you will transfer to Grand Strand Medical Center and your time in the StarRN Program will count towards your eligibility period for benefits when hired full time as an RN with the hospital.

Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year commitment to the facility.  Failure to meet this may result in repayment of facility investment. 

Tracks offered include Med/Surg/ICU/Women's Services, Emergency Room, and Perioperative.

Part 1 - Training facilitated in the First Six (6) - Ten (10) Weeks via:

·         Instructor-led classroom training

·         State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debrief

·         Self-directed learning

Part 2 - Clinical Preceptorship - Remaining Seven (7) Weeks  

·         Conducted at the hospital

·         Regular development meetings between the student, the preceptor and your Director

 Key values to the candidates:



·         Access to AACN Essentials of Critical Care Core Curriculum, Emergency Nurse Association Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, or Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Core Curriculum (depending on chosen track)

·         Free Access to Lippincott Nursing Procedures and Skills during and after program completion

·         BLS/ACLS Certification

·         NIH Stroke Scale Certification

·         CPI Certification

·         Meditech Training and Validation

·         Customized Coaching/Onboarding report for clinical preceptorship

·         Over 60 hours of high-fidelity simulation

·         Benefit eligible after successful completion of the program.






  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • South Carolina NCLEX Test date
  • Must have a SC RN license to start the program
  • Previous medical or service industry experience preferred
  • Self-motivated and strong communication skills required

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