HealthTrust Workforce Solutions StaRN Program To Combat Nursing Shortage

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions StaRN Program To Combat Nursing Shortage

Tell us a little bit about the history of HealthTrust. What should the general public and the healthcare community know?

HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, an affiliate of HealthTrust, delivers proven workforce strategies at hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide–aimed at improving employee satisfaction, patient satisfaction and workforce efficiencies. It is a trusted advisor on enterprise-wide workforce strategies and assessments; the nation’s largest provider of healthcare managed staffing program solutions and works with nearly 500 staffing industry providers; the seventh largest provider of clinical and non-clinical healthcare staffing and recruiting services; and an innovator in educational services designed to bridge the nursing shortage gap. With access to more than 200,000 jobs at the nation’s top-performing hospitals, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions empowers thousands of clinicians each year to deliver exceptional patient experiences.

Who should be utilizing HealthTrust? How is HealthTrust unique in the healthcare space?

  • As the nation’s largest provider of healthcare managed staffing program solutions, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is uniquely positioned to partner with nearly 500 healthcare staffing provider partners.
  • At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions we help open the door to a lifetime of career opportunities to fit the needs of every healthcare professionals. From new graduate nursing apprenticeship programs to per diem nursing jobs, travel nursing jobs, local contract opportunities and so much more. We also offer locum tenens physician openings, interim leadership positions and clinical instruction opportunities.
  • HealthTrust is part of the nation’s largest healthcare provider, HCA Healthcare, an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of clinicians, the patients they care for and the communities in which they serve.

Please tell us about the StaRN Program.

The Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) program is a unique apprenticeship opportunity to meet a critical need for specialty nurses that is facilitated by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions. It is innovatively designed to provide intense post graduate training to newly licensed nurses. The intensive 13-week program combines classroom instruction, a robust simulation experience and hands-on clinical training, done at the hiring facility. Upon completion, the nursing graduates are equipped with knowledge, skills, certifications, familiarity with the facility and staff, exposure to the hospital’s EMR and actual work experience in their unit through preceptorship. The program originally began in 2014 with a focus on MedSurg, Tele and ICU specialties and has since expanded to include Womens Services, Behavioral Health, OR, ED, PICU, NICU, Case Management, Cardiac Cath Lab and now StarTech for patient care technicians. In 2021 HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is on track to have instructed nearly 30,000 learners since the program began in 2014.

To learn more, visit https://careers.hcahealthcare.com/pages/starn-information.

How can Wanderly be a partner to HealthTrust within the StaRN program?

Wanderly can help to promote the program to new nursing grads who may be visiting the website to learn more about how to gain nursing experience after graduation.

Why is the StaRN Program important to HealthTrust?

The StaRN Program is incredibly important to HealthTrust because it plays a tangible and vital role in helping to bridge the nursing skills gap. In the midst of a nationwide nursing shortage, StaRN is helping real nurses more quickly gain the experience they need to practice quality patient care with confidence.

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