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Do you have a passion for patient care? Do you want to work for a leading healthcare organization? Come and join HCA’s StaRN Nurse Residency Program!

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed facility, and the only Level II Trauma facility on the Seacoast. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, one of the nation’s largest and leading healthcare systems, and serve the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. The Society of Chest Pain Centers has accredited us as a Chest Pain Center and the Joint Commission has named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, in addition to an Accredited Primary Stroke Center. Most recently, we were named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements by Healthgrades and received the Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade.

HCA StaRN Nurse Residency Program

StaRN stands for Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses. Our one year long program is specific to the unit you are hired into. This is a full-time, paid and benefited career choice that is designed to enhance your nursing skillsets and knowledge while simultaneously promoting your professional growth and development.

11 Week Orientation:

  • 5 weeks in classroom setting to include a combination of self-study, hands-on skills/simulations, and EKG (Electrocardiogram), TeamSTEPPS, BLS/ACLS, and CPI (Crisis Prevention) certifications

  • 6 weeks of preceptorship with a designated and trained preceptor

  • After orientation, throughout the remainder of your first year, you will participate in our Professional Development Residency for your ongoing support:

  • We pair you with a designated mentor for extra support
  • You will collaborate with your mentor to complete an evidence based Capstone Project (opportunity to gain recognition by facility and/or corporate level)

  • Monthly resident seminars provide ongoing education to include Intro to Charge Nurse Education

  • Monthly meetings with your nursing director to track your progress, successes, challenges, future goals, etc.

  • **Two year commitment required to unit and facility

    Information about our Medical Surgical Unit:

  • 27 private bed unit serving roughly 120 patients/month
  • Nurse to patient ratio based on acuity
  • Patient population includes: Orthopedic, Bariatrics, General Surgery, Neuro, Stable Trauma, and Chest Pain
  • We offer in-house arrhythmia classes and other professional development including ACLS and Med/Surg Certifications
  • Patient centered care with a focus on patient and employee rounding from all levels of staff
  • Fast-paced and communicative environment that fosters growth and healing
  • We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. In addition to job security and the reputability that comes with HCA, your benefits will include a competitive salary, 401k with 3-9% matching, paid time off, extended FMLA , four medical plan options, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount programs, employee stock purchase program,  tuition reimbursement,  student loan assistance and more.

    Intrigued? Don’t wait, apply today.  We are actively reviewing applications for motivated new grads who will help us raise the bar in patient care. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues and we are committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We would love to speak with you about this fantastic opportunity.



  • Graduate of anaccredited nursing school within the past 6 months

  • Applicants mayapply and be offered position prior to passing NCLEX exam

  • Previous nursingsupport or service industry experience preferred

  • Self-motivatedand strong communication skills required

  • Weare an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We donot discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin,gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disabilitystatus.

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