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HCA thoughts? StaRN program?

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by apgxo_ apgxo_ (New) New

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I hope everyone is doing well!

So I thought I would start this thread by trying to get some insight into HCA hospitals, more specifically in Houston if anyone has any thoughts. I have recently been offered a position there but majority of the reviews of HCA are from a couple of years ago. I want to know if anyone can share any recent thoughts on what it is like working for a hospital run by HCA? or if you have recently been in the StaRN program if you can share any feedback on how you felt the program was? I was offered a new grad residency in a unit that I know is hard for almost any new grad to get into, however, I am weighing my options from another offer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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I'm a StaRN in Houston & I wouldn't suggest the program. Look at other hospitals, HCA isn't that great to work for.

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CelticGoddess has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

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I used to work for an HCA hospital. I don't anymore. 'nuff said.

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Can you elaborate on the training they provided for orientation? My offer was for the ER. I know some people think some floors are slightly better than the rest do you have any insight for that unit? It feels this semester the competition was super tough and many hospitals hardly had any spots. I'm still waiting on one more but everyone keeps saying experience is the most important part. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Emmasmom03 has 3 years experience and specializes in Transition nursing and couplet care.

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I would say no personally. I may have a different view. I used to work for a hospital in Houston that was bought out by HCA last August. At first it was fine, but starting the beginning of this year they began to implement a lot of cost cutting measures that were detrimental to the patients and to the nurses. They are basically trying to run off the union that has been there for long before they were. They have been firing charge nurses left and right so that they can put their own in. It is just not a fun place to work anymore. I was PRN and had been working quite a bit up until February. That month I was given one scheduled day. One. Not the four like PRN's always get. Just one and then I was called off for that shift. I decided to leave as I had found another job and then they were asking me to stay. Not because they wanted or needed me. They wanted me to stay so it would not affect their numbers of nurses who were quitting.... They took away bonus pay for extra shifts added, they are now taking away weekender pay. Is that enough? Run far away from HCA.

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I was hired at a local hospital, which I believe is being bought out by HCA- what is it about the program that you are not happy with- I am supposed to start the GNRP soon, but am SO apprehensive about signing the contract!

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Following since HCA has KC hospitals with the StaRN program...

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Hi Apgxo,

i have one semester left and I would like to work for HCA and do the StaRN program here in Houston. I'm interested in the ER and L&D. I was wondering how applying to the program goes. We're you able to pick the ER or is that where you were assigned?

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