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Nursing Professional Development

The Nursing Professional Development at Texas Children’s provides high-quality continuing education to nurses and interprofessional clinical staff to improve the overall health of the public. We offer a broad range of continuing education courses that feature the latest technologies and healthcare trends in obstetrics, pediatrics and professional practice.

About Us

The mission of the Nursing Professional Development department is to develop high performance individuals and teams. Nursing Professional Development supports operations of Texas Children’s Hospital by providing system-wide and community services that facilitate the ongoing development of clinical personnel. The outcome of ongoing training and development are competent and empowered patient-care providers who continually improve individual, team and organizational development and patient outcomes.

Basic Functions

To design and coordinate the implementation and evaluation of the competence monitoring process for patient care providers

  • To provide nursing and interdisciplinary training and development programs      
  • To develop and implement innovative programs to recruit and retain registered nurses

Key Processes Managed by this Department

  • Nursing Continuing Professional Development Accredited Provider Unit
  • Orientation & Competence Assessment
  • Nurse Residency
  • Preceptor Development
  • Nurse Mentor Program
  • Educator Development
  • Annual Competence Assessment (Critical Competencies)
  • Annual Learning Needs Assessment
  • Required Training
  • HealthStream LMS Administration
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Student Affiliations

Education and Professional Development Opportunities

Hiring and retaining the best and brightest talent is something Texas Children’s is known for. With a nursing staff of more than 3,500 nurses who average more than 14 years of professional experience, Texas Children’s prides itself on providing a strong and supportive culture to empower its nurses. Texas Children’s invests heavily in our nurses through various professional advancement and educational opportunities and truly values our nurses as a critical member of the care team.