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HCA New Grad Program (StaRN) at Kendall Regional (Miami, FL)

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Hi Everyone!

I just got accepted into the New Graduate RN program at Kendall Regional and wanted to know if anyone else has done this program and your experiences (good, bad ect). Also, any advice???? I'm super nervous!!!

Thanks! :)

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Hi! Congrats! I am doing the program but I will be working at Aventura. My friend got into the April program and she's loving it.

What start date did they tell you and where did they say the first part of training will be taking place?

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Congrats to both of you!! I am in the interview process as we speak. I spoke with the nurse recruiter on Tuesday and that went really well. We scheduled an in person interview on Monday with a board of 3 people. I'm a little nervous about interviewing in front of 3 people, but I'm really trying to prepare as best I can. I'm going over behavioral interview items, but any other advice would be greatly appreciated. How soon did you hear back after the in person interview?

I forgot to mention that it is at a hospital on the west coast, not one by you guys.

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Thanks!! Congrats to you too!! I'm starting August 11th. They told me the first 6 weeks are at Mercy Hospital. How about you?

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Thanks! Thats awesome!! I went into the interview very positive and being my normal bubbly self :). I wore a suit, low heeled closed shoes, hair pulled back in a bun, nails short w/ clear nail polish, and very light make up. The nurse manager asked me alot of open ended questions..the typical why nursing question, what I did in my clinical rotations, how I started my day ect. My advice is to be confident when answering the questions, give examples of past experiences and how you overcame them, do your research on the organization (know their mission statement and values..they love this), oh and ask questions..If I remember anything else, i'll let you know. I heard back in less than a week. Good luck!!! :)

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Thank you for the tips! Did you apply to the program in general, or a certain department/position?

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I went to an open house that they had back in May. I honestly didnt expect a call at all because there were so many applicants but I was sooooooo happy when I got it. :)

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Congrats to all of you!! I just accepted an offer for the StaRN program here in Tampa bay area. I have a classmate who is currently in the program and she also loves it!!

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Hello everyone! I was wondering how to go about applying for the Kendall regional and Aventura nurse residency? I've already looked on the website and don't see a posting, am I missing something? Thanks in advance!

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Well, I had my interview today and although I feel I did good; I found this to be my most difficult interview yet. I didn't get open ended questions. I was asked about 20 different behavioral based questions. They were looking for a problem and how I handed it. They want you to base these questions of off your clinical experiences. I should know by the end of this week if I got accepted. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Hello! I have also been accepted into the StaRN program for Kendall Regional!

I am excited to start this upcoming August 11. :) I heard it's a great program that will prepare us and we will learn a lot!!

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How do you go about applying for this program? Does anyone have any contact info for Aventura, Kendall Regional, or Mercy? Thank you!!

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