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Careers at Putnam Community Medical Center

Start your nursing career with a solid foundation!

Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses

The StaRN program is a 14-17 week (depending on specialty area), PAID Nurse Residency Program featuring didactic and clinical training. It allows new graduates to obtain acute care nursing experience through an intensive internship program.

At completion of the program, learner will transfer to the hospital for unit orientation and be provided with one on one preceptorship.

Key values to the learners:

  • BLS/ACLS Certification
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification
  • CPI Certification
  • TNCC, ENPC & PALS Certifications (for ER hires)
  • Meditech Training and Validation
  • Customized Coaching/Onboarding report for clinical preceptorship
  • Benefit eligible after successful completion of the program

Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full time commitment to the hospital. (Ask about commitment requirements for military spouses!) Don't miss this opportunity to give your new career a great start!

Apply For StaRN Today!

Here's how it works:

Part 1

Training facilitated in the First Seven (7-10) Weeks via:

  • Instructor-led classroom training
  • State-of-the-art simulation including comprehensive debriefs
  • Self-directed learning
  • Classroom & simulation may take place at an offsite training location (ask your recruiter for more info)

The schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 17:00PM

Part 2

Clinical Preceptorship – Remaining Seven (6-7) Weeks

  • Conducted at the hospital
  • Regular development meetings between the learner, their preceptor and their Director
  • You will be given a preceptor specifically for you; to train you and get you acclimated to your role

The schedule will be three (3) 12 hour shifts at the hospital (unless otherwise assigned)

Apply For StaRN Today!


Want to know more about the StaRN program?

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