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Professional Development

Academic Partners

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd has partnerships with several academic institutions and universities that offer bridge programs for nurses, online courses, and tuition discounts to help encourage RNs to return to school to further their education. Also, to encourage other Associates to seek out a Nursing Degree. This information and more are made easily available through the academic partnerships which was formed with academic institutions. Our Clinical Education and Professional Development Department has secured agreements with multiple colleges and universities to provide concierge service and tuition discounts for its nurses and other Associates.

Tuition Reimbursement

A major goal of Human Resources (HR) and the Clinical Education and Professional Development Department is the career advancement of every Associate at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. In an effort to encourage Associates to seek higher education for their benefit, and for the overall benefit of our ministry, the Tuition Reimbursement program is offering assistance as Associates pursue their education. Tuition Reimbursement is a reward of $2,500 per year. The $2,500 can also be used towards obtaining a nursing specialty certification.

Classes/Trainings Offered

  • Phlebotomy Class
  • ECG/Dysrhythmia Class
  • Charge Nurse Class
  • Cardiac STABLE Class
  • Preceptor Class
  • Aseptic Technique Class
  • Critical Care Residency
  • Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO)
  • New Nurse Residency
  • Perioperative Residency
  • HealthStream Administrator Training
  • Shared Governance Chair Training
  • Patient Transfer/Mobility Training
  • Skills Fair
  • Unit Tech Orientation
  • Nurse Extern Orientation
  • New Nurse Orientation
  • PALS
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • TNCC
  • Mock Codes
  • Fetal Monitoring Class
  • Advanced Electronic Fetal Monitoring Course
  • Multiple continuing education events offered throughout the year