Houston RN Job Shadowing Program


Visit Our Houston Facilities. Talk To Our Nurses. Get An Inside Look At HCA Gulf Coast Division In Texas.


Making a career move is a big decision. Making a career move that involves moving to a new city is an enormous decision. We understand.

That's why at HCA Gulf Coast Division, we created an RN Job Shadow Program that allows you to actually experience what it's really like to build your career here in Houston, Texas.

Choose one of our Houston Area hospitals – the one that best fits your background and interests. You'll be paired with Department Leaders and spend an hour learning about each specialty department. Ask questions. Talk to our people. We want you to learn everything you can about us because we know that we have a lot to offer.

Yes, I want to learn more!


What's the RN Job Shadow Program?

  • 2 day program (fly in Thursday, fly home Saturday)
  • 2 night hotel accommodations
  • Includes round trip flight, all meals, and rental car
  • And of course, your significant other is invited, too!

The goal is simple – get to know us. Get to know our hospitals. Get to know our cities.

Here Are Highlights Of Your Time in Houston...

  • Thursday
    • Fly into beautiful Houston, the largest city in Texas, the fourth largest in America, and brimming with opportunity, excitement, culture and history.
  • Friday
    • Start your job shadowing at one of our Houston area hospitals – paired with Department Leaders and spend an hour learning about each specialty department.
    • Join a group of your peers for lunch in the cafeteria.
    • Attend a group meeting with the Chief Nurse Officer and Assistant Chief Nurse Officer.
    • You will also have the opportunity to spend time with a local realtor or apartment locator.
    • Friday Night may include attending a local sporting event.
  • Saturday
    • Fly home after an incredible trip learning what HCA Gulf Coast has to offer.

I want to learn more!

If you are interested in learning more about our upcoming Houston RN Job Shadow program, leave us your information and our recruiters will be in contact...

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Healthcare is the biggest industry in Texas and HCA is the biggest name in healthcare.

If you've ever considered relocating for your career, you're going to love what you find at HCA Gulf Coast Division, the largest healthcare system in Houston, Texas. Great weather. Low taxes. An affordable lifestyle. And 18 hospitals that cover a range of practice settings and areas of expertise.


Why Work Here

For us, it's all about people. At HCA Gulf Coast, you will find that caring extends to both our patients and our people. We are committed to advancing nursing across the organization by nurturing our nurses through education, professional development and defined pathways for personal and professional growth. Are you looking for an employer with many different career options and a people-focused culture? You’ve come to the right place.

For those who fit our dynamic, patient-focused culture, we offer advantages like:

  • Our employees enjoy competitive salaries.
  • Get started on the right foot with our comprehensive orientation process.
  • Making a move? We offer relocation assistance.
  • Specialty specific educators provide valuable mentorship.
  • Enjoy working in state of the art/newly renovated nursing units.
  • We value continued learning and offer tuition assistance.
  • You will benefit greatly from our unit-based councils.
  • Our wide-ranging benefit package is designed to empower your total well-being.
  • Dedicated to nursing excellence and patient-centered care, we have a collaborative approach to quality and safety.

  • Being a part of HCA Healthcare, HCA Gulf Coast, provides unprecedented career opportunity including the ability to move within 177+ hospitals and 119 surgery centers located in 20 states and the United Kingdom.


    Learn More About Our
    Eighteen World-Class Hospitals Dedicated To Patient-Centered Care.


    Houston Area Hospitals

    Bayshore Medical Center - The Bayshore Medical Center has been a leader of medical care in the Pasadena area for more than 50 years. With board-certified physicians, registered nurses, and expert technicians, the community has come to rely on us for top-quality, comprehensive and compassionate health care. We are a full-service acute care hospital. Our 345-bed facility employs 1,500 staff and 250 physicians.

    Clear Lake Regional Medical Center - For more than 40 years, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center has been providing high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive healthcare to the Bay Area Houston region. Today, we have approximately 2,000 staff members and 900 physicians in multiple specialties.

    Conroe Regional Medical Center - We have been meeting the healthcare needs of the Montgomery County region for more than 75 years. In that time, Conroe Regional Medical Center has grown to become a comprehensive, full-service hospital while remaining true to its values. As a regional, tertiary referral center, other hospitals rely on us when a higher level of care is necessary. We have 342 beds, 1,200 employees, more than 400 physicians on staff.

    Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital - At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, we’re committed to providing health care to the Northwest Houston community. For us, the health of you and your family is ​a top priority. As your neighborhood provider, we’re part of your community, providing advanced care when you need it most. Located near FM 1960 West between Jones Road and Fallbrook Drive, Cy-Fair Hospital features 180 beds, nearly 500 doctors, compassionate, skilled staff members and continuum of care.

    Houston Northwest Medical Center - Houston Northwest Medical Center has served the north Houston community since it opened in 1973. Since that time, Houston Northwest has grown into one of the largest, most comprehensive medical facilities in the Houston area. We’re dedicated to improving the health of our community by delivering exceptional, personalized health care.

    Kingwood Medical Center - Kingwood Medical Center has provided the community with high quality, cost-effective healthcare for more 25 years. Conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 59 and Kingwood Drive, Kingwood Medical Center (KMC) is the premier healthcare provider for the Northeast Houston area, including North Harris, East Montgomery and Liberty counties. At KMC, they believe in “Patients First” and their commitment to providing patients with quality healthcare close to home has never been stronger. Kingwood Medical Center is a full-service 373-bed acute care hospital, with more than 450 physicians, 1,500-plus healthcare professionals, and is home to award-winning programs that improve the care and quality of life for patients and families.

    Mainland Medical Center - Since being founded in 1952, MMC has grown from a 90-bed hospital to a 223-bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. That growth is a reflection of the changing needs of our community and patients as well as rapidly advancing medical technology. We have an outstanding team of more than 725 medical staff and over 200 physicians. Together, we offer a complete continuum of specialized health programs to improve the health of our community.

    Park Plaza Hospital - Park Plaza Hospital is a 444-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Houston’s museum district. Established in 1975, the hospital has been serving Houston for more than 40 years. Park Plaza provides a wide range of medical services that includes cardiology, bariatrics, orthopedics, neurology, emergency care and more.

    Plaza Specialty Hospital - Plaza Specialty Hospital is an acute long-term hospital founded in 1994 with just 16 beds. Today Plaza Specialty Hospital has grown in to a 65-bed acute long-term hospital providing continuum of care to patients from the Texas Medical Center and beyond the Houston metropolitan area, as well as, Texas and surrounding states.

    Pearland Medical Center - Pearland Medical Center is an acute-care hospital with 33 beds and includes inpatient and outpatient surgery, an extensive imaging department, labor and delivery and postpartum recovery suites, dedicated cesarean-section operating rooms, a well-baby nursery, and a Level II NICU.


    Texas Orthopedic Hospital - Texas Orthopedic Hospital has been serving the greater Houston area since 1995, and has grown to become an international destination for patients seeking specialty orthopedic care. The majority of our orthopedic surgeons are members of Fondren Orthopedic Group, an association of physicians globally recognized for leadership in orthopedic medicine. Our physicians are internationally renowned, and many have completed fellowships in the subspecialties they excel in. As a result, patients at Texas Orthopedic Hospital receive precise diagnoses and the very latest in treatment options.

    Tomball Regional Medical Center - Since 1976, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a 350-bed hospital, has provided quality healthcare to the northwest Houston and Harris County communities. The hospital’s 150-acre campus also features designated specialty centers: The Tomball Regional Orthopedic Center, The Women’s Center, Texas Sports Medicine Center, The Heart and Vascular Center and the Tomball Regional Medical Center Wound and Hyperbaric Center.

    The Woman‘s Hospital of Texas - Opened in 1976 with 192 beds, The Woman‘s Hospital of Texas was founded by 29 physicians who recognized a need in Houston for a facility focused solely on women in all stages of life. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman‘s Hospital of Texas has 397 licensed beds, including a 124-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

    West Houston Medical Center - West Houston Medical Center has been offering exceptional care to the West Houston community for 30 years. With more than 1,200 members on our care team and 400 of the region's most talented doctors, we are able to provide nationally-recognized quality care.

    South Texas Area Hospitals

    Bayview Behavioral Hospital - Bayview Behavioral Hospital is a campus of Corpus Christi Medical Center, and provides the most comprehensive psychiatric services available in the Coastal Bend. Located in Corpus Christi, close to Bay Area Hospital, Bayview Behavioral Hospital is a 68-bed behavioral health facility.

    Corpus Christi Medical Center - Our hospitals and facilities serving the Corpus Christi area include:

    Corpus Christi Medical Center- Bay Area - Our full-service acute care hospital and medical offices. Bay area includes state-of-the-art cardiovascular services, bariatric, GYN and robotic surgery. The Women’s Center at Bay Area, with its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is also the home of our graduate medical education program, providing the best learning experience for the next generation of medical residents.

    Corpus Christi Medical Center- Doctors Regional - Our acute care hospital, with a 24-hour emergency department, cardiac catheterization labs, orthopedic and surgical services, and inpatient rehabilitation.

    Corpus Christi Medical Center- The Heart Hospital - Offering complete diagnostics, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation for cardiac patients. Our catheterization labs, telemetry beds, diagnostic facilities, and cardiac rehabilitation center are just part of the full continuum of care for patients with heart attacks, atrial fibrillation, valve problems and many other cardiac conditions.

    Corpus Christi Medical Center- Northwest Regional/Northwest Behavior Health Center - Providing emergency medical services, laboratory and imagine services. Outpatient Behavioral health services are also available.

    Rio Grande Regional Hospital - Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen Texas has been serving the Rio Grande Valley for more than 30 years. Since opening in 1982, we have been committed to providing high-quality compassionate healthcare you can trust. Rio Grande Regional Hospital has 320 beds and a team of more than 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties.

    Valley Regional Medical Center - Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville, TX and the surrounding communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Valley Regional Medical Center is a licensed 214-bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing more than 25 specialties. We are leaders in the healthcare industry and specialize in a variety of high quality inpatient and outpatient services