New Graduate Nurse (RN) StaRN Residency Program

Charleston, South Carolina
Competitive Salary
Oct 12, 2017
Jan 20, 2018
Contract Type

Trident Health is a multi-facility health system located in South Carolina's Lowcountry, and is part of the national HCA healthcare network. Trident is comprised of two acute care hospitals - Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center - and Moncks Corner Medical Center, which provides outpatient medical services and 24/7 Emergency Services. Affiliated with Trident are a number of physician practices that provide family medicine, surgical services and specialty medical care. These quality-focused entities work together to bring excellence in medical and wellness services to residents of the Lowcountry. For the third straight year, The Joint Commission recently recognized Trident as one of the nations top hospitals for quality and safety.

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 Trident Health.  During the 14-17 week program you will be considered a PRN employee.  At completion of the program you will transfer to Trident Health 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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