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Nursing Professional Development

The Center for Nursing Excellence serves all nurses and promotes inter-professional activities. In the Center, you will find nurse leaders that seek excellence in patient care and work to provide professional development opportunities that advance, cultivate, and inspire exceptional practice quality.   

Professional Development Programs

These nursing professional development programs focus on key elements of professional development: scholarly activity, exemplary practice and innovation:

  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship - a year-long commitment designed to teach nurses to conduct research, with mentors offering support throughout a project
  • PATHS: Professional Advancement Through High-Performance and Skill - participants identify and complete a clinical practice, resource management, or patient activation project to earn a financial incentive
  • Nurse Residency - designed to ease the transitional challenges of moving from nursing student to clinical nurse professional
  • Writing Workshop and Publication Development - learn how to write a paper and stay accountable to your writing goal with the help of peers and supportive writing mentors

Professional Development Support

St. Luke's is proud to support nurses in seeking career advancement. We offer career consultation services, support in achieving specialty certification, and guidance in completing nursing scholarly (or capstone) projects. With advanced nursing degrees available within Idaho, students have local access to academic opportunities, as well as precepting and mentoring from Center for Nursing Excellence leaders.

Our nurses may also apply for funds to help defray the costs of certain professional development activities such as attending a professional conference, conducting a small research project, or purchasing a book or other item related to professional development.