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Learning & Development

This is the place to learn about education for Kaiser Permanente nurses and others across the continuum of care.

Opportunities for continuing education, specialty training, and financial aid are available through partnerships with subject experts within Kaiser Permanente and from academic institutions outside of the organization.

National Nursing Professional Development Council

The purpose of the NNPDC is to serve as a standing committee to the National Nursing Leaders Council (NNLC). In this capacity, the National Nursing Professional Development Council will support NNLC in achieving the strategic imperative by enabling performance through people and systems. This also offers as an opportunity for nursing professional development specialists to better leverage their roles, enhance their relationships with academic partners, and promote the transformation of nursing education.

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Kaiser Permanente offers education and training opportunities in a face-to-face classroom setting at regional offices in Oakland, CA. Classes are open to all Kaiser Permanente nursing personnel. Classes are provided by internal and external experts, and are scheduled regularly throughout the year.

KP School of Allied Health Sciences

The mission of the Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences ("KPSAHS") is to prepare qualified professionals for delivery of health care services, through traditional educational methods and distance learning, with a concentration on demonstrated competencies developed through clinical practice. Graduates are prepared to sit for the examinations administered by the certifying, or registering body within the applicable field of study.

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Kaiser Permanente Financial Aid

Kaiser Permanente offers a number of financial aid options for employees.

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Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni

The Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni (KFSNA) began in 1944 when Dr. Garfield wrote the California Board of Nurse Examiners requesting that the Permanente Foundation Hospital in Oakland, and the Permanente Field Hospital in Richmond establish a three-year diploma in nursing. The school continued until 1976 and graduated 1065 students.

The Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni Association (KFSNAA) is made up of graduates from KFSN. The group actively supports nursing careers and meets several times a year.

Contact Information
Kaiser Foundation School of Nursing Alumni Association
P.O. Box 5305
Berkeley, California 94705

Membership Dues: $15

Lippincott's Nursing Procedures & Skills

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Lippincott Training Resources

You can immediately view our on-line training videos or enroll in our bi-monthly training. On-Demand Training is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week at the link, below.  Registration for Live WebEx Training is also available at this link.


Lippincott Customer & Technical Support

If you are having difficulty accessing the Lippincott Nursing Solutions, please contact our Customer and Technical Support, Sunday 4:00 p.m.-12 midnight, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST at 800-468-1128.  Emergency after-hours Technical Support is also available by calling 1-877-247-6843.

If you have any IP address issues or technical problems with access at the point-of-care, they can help you.

By email, write to us at any time at LNS-Support@wolterskluwer.com  


At Kaiser Permanente, we know how important teamwork is to professional pride and fulfillment.

Recruiting and retaining the best people is only the beginning. As a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, we want you to feel supported and encouraged-by both your colleagues and the organization as a whole. Through initiatives, such as upgraded preceptor programs and nursing school grants, we become stronger as individuals-and as an organization. Together we can reach new heights.

Career Mobility

Don't wait another minute to start your new career in nursing!

There are many career and employment opportunities in today's health care industry. Deciding what path is right for you can be an exciting process. But finding the right career is only part of the challenge. Once you know what you want to do, how do you get there? How can you acquire the education and skills you need to advance in a medical profession? What should you do to get started?

Nursing Today
Nursing today is an exciting profession that offers both women and men career opportunities with substantial growth and earning potential.

Kaiser Permanente recognizes and supports its employees' desire for career advancement. We demonstrate our commitment to our nurses by providing tuition reimbursement and educational leave, as well as opportunities to apply for financial aid and other assistance to get through school.

Getting Started

Decide what level of nursing you want to achieve, learn how to help fund your education, and examine how to assess life-balance issues with this comprehensive seven-step guide for starting your nursing career.

Clinical Ladders

Kaiser Permanente confirms its commitment to excellence in nursing by offering career opportunities of Staff Nurse III (SN III), Staff Nurse IV (SN IV), and Home Health/Hospice Nurse III (HH/H III). The Staff Nurse III/IV, HH/H III programs have been developed to offer recognition and career advancement opportunities for those nurses who have excelled in clinical practice, leadership and professionalism.

The development of a NP Clinical Ladder recognizes the Nurse Practitioner III as a health care clinical expert who demonstrates increasing levels of excellence through clinical practice, teaching ability, and leadership. The purpose of the NP III role is to encourage nurse practitioners to utilize and model clinical expertise, leadership abilities, and health care practices by participation in research, education, publication, and/or community involvement.

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Career Resources

The Career Resources section provides information about various resources that are available to Kaiser Permanente employees in nursing programs.

Medical Centers

We serve more than 8.6 million members at 35 medical centers and 431 medical offices across the country. Click on the link below to learn more about an individual facility, or to find the facility nearest you.

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Kaiser Permanente Advantages

Working at Kaiser Permanente provides unique advantages for nurses.

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Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses with advanced training and national certification in their chosen field. NPs care for both children and adults.

NPs provide services including but not limited to routine physical examinations, observing and assessing symptoms, taking health histories, and evaluating results. NPs provide education, advice and guidance for patients and their families in the disease process and in establishing good health practices. Further, NPs evaluate and manage acute illness and chronic stable conditions, furnish medications, order diagnostics and evaluate the results, they also perform medical procedures. NPs practice according to standardized procedures and work with physicians consultation.

Labor Management

The Labor Management Partnership (LMP) is the largest and longest-lasting partnership of its kind in the country. Created in 1997, it is based on a series of agreements between the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions, made up of 28 union locals, Kaiser Permanente and the Permanente medical groups in each region. Today, it covers more than 100,000 union members and tens of thousands of managers and physicians.

NP Regional Committee

The purpose of the NPRC is to advance and promote development and recognition of the nurse practitioner role, to improve communication among NPs and to enhance communication and collaboration within the organizational structure of TPMG, KFH and Health Plan.

NP Professional Practice Committee

The Nurse Practitioner Professional Performance Committee is a group of elected nurse practitioners who meet once a month to recommend measures to improve patient care, health and safety, nursing practice, personnel utilization and staffing. The NPPPC promotes and protects the role and responsibility of the nurse practitioner as a patient advocate.

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Standardized Procedures

Standardized Procedures are documents that authorize nurse practitioners, consistent with the collegial NP-physician relationship, to diagnose, treat, and manage health conditions within the nurse practitioner scope of practice in order to meet the primary health care needs of clients.