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Education and Professional Development

Classes/Training 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
  • Med/Surg Residency
  • Cardiac Residency
  • Perioperative 101
  • HealthStream Administrator Training
  • Shared Governance Chair Training
  • Patient Transfer/Mobility Training
  • Annual Skills Fair


Nusing Certifications CelebrationCHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System provides substantial support for the development and advancement of professional nurses. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances recognizes and rewards professional nursing certification with a one-time bonus of $1,000 for the successful completion of their first professional nursing certification obtained while employed at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances. In 2016, the Nursing Education and Professional Development Council successfully proposed, passed, and implemented a change in the Certification Reward Program. Nurses may now apply to receive half of the $1,000 ($500) prior to beginning their certification preparation and the other $500 is received upon completion. Certified Nurses are recognized through celebratory announcements and photos in the Monthly Nursing News newsletter, on the organizational Education Services Department Facebook page, through badge recognition, and publication of the nurse's name on a wall plaque in their unit.

Academic Partners

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System 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 is made easily available through the academic partnerships which was formed with academic institutions. Since 2013, the Education Services 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 Education Services Department is the career advancement of every Associate at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. In an effort to encourage Associates to seek higher education for their benefit, and for the overall benefit of the System, the Tuition Reimbursement program is offering assistance as Associates pursue their education. Tuition Reimbursement is a reward of $2,500 per year.

  • Unit Tech Orientation
  • Fast Track Unit Tech Orientation for Student Nurses (Level 2,3,4)
  • 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

Education Services Associates

  • Gary D. Miller, MSEd, BSN, BA, RN-BC
  • Jan Hicks, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CRN
  • Jason Lee, BSN, RN
  • Angela Nachman, MSN, RN, CCRN
  • Luke Gless, BSN, RN, SCRN
  • Tami Hurley MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
  • Christine Gish, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Donna Jackson, BSN, RN-BC
  • Jessica McLean, BS
  • Julie Blakeley, BSN, RN, CNOR