New Graduate Residency Program

Waycross, GA
Full Time
Permanent Placement
Entry Level

Job Title: StaRN Residency Program - Registered Nurse

Shift: Full-Time, Rotating Day & Night Shift, Weekends

Location: Waycross, GA 31501

Salary: $54,870/year

Join our StaRN Residency Program, a comprehensive training program designed to provide newly graduated Registered Nurses with the skills and support necessary for a successful transition into their nursing careers. This program consists of two parts: StaRN Training and StaRN Clinical Preceptorship, followed by ongoing professional development. Upon completion, residents will transition to full-time roles at our hospital. We offer competitive benefits, sign-on bonus, and relocation assistance.

Part 1: StaRN Training (5-8 Weeks)

  • Participate in instructor-led classroom training and state-of-the-art simulations.
  • Obtain certifications specific to your unit and receive training on charting systems.
  • Follow a Monday-Friday schedule with 40-hour work weeks.

Part 2: StaRN Clinical Preceptorship (7-8 Weeks)

  • Complete a hands-on clinical preceptorship at our hospital.
  • Work closely with a dedicated preceptor to enhance your skills and adapt to your role.
  • Attend regular development meetings with your preceptor and Director.

Remainder of the 1st Year:

  • Transition to full-time role at the hospital upon successful completion of the program.
  • Engage in monthly professional development activities with a mentor.
  • Complete an evidence-based capstone project.


  • Current Georgia RN license or Multi-state Compact RN license (or ability to obtain).
  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing within the past 1 year.
  • Willingness to commit to a two-year, full-time employment at the hospital.
  • Self-motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Excellent attendance throughout the StaRN Training program.
  • Nurses seeking to transition from LTAC/Correctional/Rehab settings to acute care are encouraged to apply.
  • New graduates are accepted with or without an RN license.
  • Candidates with an Associate's degree are welcome, especially those interested in obtaining their BSN (Galen).


  • Paid Family Leave
  • 401k Match
  • Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Assistance

Note: Sign-on bonus of $5,000. Relocation assistance provided on a case-by-case basis, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 depending on distance. Please note that the sign-on bonus and relocation assistance will be paid out upon completion of training and preceptorship.

We are committed to your professional growth and offer a supportive environment to help you thrive in your nursing career. If you are a motivated and dedicated nurse looking for a comprehensive residency program, apply now and embark on a rewarding journey in healthcare.


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