RN New Grad Program

Fort Walton Beach, FL
Full Time
Permanent Placement
Entry Level

RN New Grad Program - Fort Walton Beach, FL (465751)

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital is excited to announce the opening of our StaRN Residency Program for new graduate RNs. This unique year-long residency offers a comprehensive training experience, starting with a 10-16 week PAID Classroom/Preceptorship program, depending on the specialty. The program is designed to help new nurses transition into acute care settings with confidence.

Program Highlights:

  • Intensive classroom training with state-of-the-art simulation.
  • One-on-one clinical preceptorship at the hospital.
  • Opportunities in various units including MST/Telemetry, Critical Care, ED, Women's Services, and Perioperative.
  • Competitive pay rates with increases after training completion.
  • Sign-on/Relocation bonus of $7,500 (2-year commitment).


  • Recent graduation from an accredited nursing school (within the past year).
  • Current Florida RN license or eligibility.
  • Strong communication skills and self-motivation.


  • Paid Family Leave, 401k Match, Medical, Dental & Vision plans.
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Student Loan Assistance, and more.

Start Dates: Multiple cohort start dates available throughout 2023, ranging from February to November.

Application Process: Please answer the following questions upon submittal:

  1. Nursing school graduation details.
  2. RN license status in Florida.
  3. Reason for interest in this program.
  4. Previous employment or interview experience with HCA.
  5. Any prior healthcare roles.
  6. Flexibility regarding unit/shift placement and preferences.
  7. Career aspirations and how StaRN can assist.

Join our team and embark on a rewarding journey in nursing with HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital. Apply now!


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