Graduate Nurse RN - Stepdown Care Unit II at HCA Healthcare in Covington, Louisiana

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:


SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Step Down Care (SCU) Unit

Full Time Days & Nights

Next Cohort Begins April 5th & June 14th, 2021


Graduate Nurse:

Foundation - a solid foundation! That is what everyone is saying you need! We agree!! That is why we have designed the Specialty Training Apprenticeship for Registered Nurses (StaRN) Program.  Our Residency Program will give you hands-on knowledge and expertise in clinical skills and critical thinking to help you succeed in a hospital environment. Become part of a collaborative team here at Lakeview Regional Medical Center  We are committed to the development and training of the caregivers of the future.


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Program Details: 


Our StaRN program is very competitive. It is a yearlong, extensive clinical training consisting of 14 weeks of orientation, followed by 9 months of professional development. It takes a new graduate nurse through a formalized series of learning experiences, including:

  • Challenging curriculum

  • Monthly educational sessions

  • Guided clinical with preceptors

  • Mentoring and debriefing with experienced nurse leaders

  • Measurement and evaluation of skills through hands-on simulations

  • Working collaboratively on an evidence-based practice project

StaRN will assist the graduate nurse with the transition out of the classroom setting onto the unit by providing the following training:


  • Didactic trainingintroduces nurses to core curriculum and hospital initiatives in a classroom setting

  • Simulation training:  reinforces nursing skills learned in a didactic setting

  • Hands on training:   8 weeks with a facility preceptor in a nursing unit

The schedule during the first portion of the StaRN program is Mon-Fri, 8-hours a day, 40 hours a week. The preceptorship portion of the program consists of three 12-hour shifts at the hospital with every other weekend.  We provide paid study days off for new grads to have the opportunity to sit for their NCLEX exam.


Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full time commitment to the hospital.


Full-Time Positions with Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Lakeview Regional we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Assistance Program - $100 monthly benefit payment toward qualifying education loans – starts at 90 days of hire

  • Tuition Reimbursement - Up to $5,250 in tax-free tuition reimbursement each calendar year for higher education courses (tuition, books and course-related fees – starts at 90 days of hire.

  • 401K Plan - Facility provides a 100% annual match on your contribution* (from 3% to 9% of pay).

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits

  • Direct Deposit

  • And lots more!

Facts About Lakeview

Learn more about working at Lakeview here

  • 95 Judge Tanner Blvd. Covington, LA 70433

  • For Profit

  • Established: 1977

  • Lakeview Regional: 167 licensed beds and an additional 11 NICU beds

  • Number of physicians: 1,300

  • Number of FTE RNs/LPN: 250

  • Number of full time employees: 800








Qualifications and requirements


  • Nursing student eligible to graduate OR graduate nurses with less than 12 months experience OR LPN newly licensed as an RN

  • Obtain ATT letter to sit for the NCLEX exam by start date of the cohort

  • Louisiana temporary/permanent RN License or valid compact license from permanent state of residence. 


Candidates who will love our patients are preferred!


For Further information on available shifts, salary, relocation assistance, sign on bonus, shift differentials etc., 


Please contact Graduate Nurse Recruiter

 Fay Baptist-Sims at 504-220-5247 or email

OR Allison Kane at 337-522-4026 or email








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