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When you feel good about the work you do, you excel. At Kaiser Permanente, we recognize this and support you with opportunities to learn and grow throughout the tenure of your nursing career. Providing continued learning, training, and advancement opportunities, we support you in achieving your goals - now and in the future.

"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."

- Florence Nightingale



Academic Partnerships

academic partnershipsKaiser Permanente, National Patient Care Services is pleased to announce a partnership with three esteemed institutions, Duke University, University of San Francisco and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assist our nurses to achieve doctoral level education.

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Competency Toolkit

Competency ToolkitCompetencies help guide our work by establishing behaviors that are consistent with the practice standards and guidelines. They establish the philosophy of lifelong learning, which leads them to seek opportunities to learn about current trends and practice changes. Nursing at Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to providing and promoting a learning organization necessary in our complex and rapidly changing health care system.

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Care Coordination and Transition Management

academic partnershipsThe Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) online course and text define the integral role of the RN in the interprofessional team and applies to nurses in all setting from ambulatory care to hospitals.

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Continuing Education

Warehouse of Training

Healthstream LogoThe warehouse of training is intended for managers, supervisors, educators, and/ or anyone who is developing training. The purpose of this resource is to create community of sharing where members of the NNPDC can upload their pre-production training materials. In return, they will have the ability to search, find, and borrow training that was created by other members of our NNPDC community.

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Lippincott's Procedures

Healthstream Logo Combining practice tools, evidence-based best practices, and technology so our nurses can be extraordinary.

  • Lippincott's Training Resources
  • Lippincott's Customer & Technical Support
  • Regional Lippincott links

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KP HealthStream

Healthstream Logo The HealthStream Learning Center® (HLC) is the most widely adopted healthcare-specific learning management system in the U.S. Healthcare providers use the HLC for scheduling, assigning, tracking, delivering, and reporting on classroom and online learning to support improved outcomes.

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CE Direct

Healthstream LogoThe Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust has invested in the professional development of its participants by providing FREE access to CE Direct. It is the top rated healthcare CE and nursing certification test prep content provider. This accredited, award-winning content is now available to you as a benefit of the Trust.

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ANCC Continuing Education Contact Hour Awards

Note: we are currently unable to review or accredit programs for ANCC credit due to departmental transitions. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

Healthstream LogoAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) defines the standards for high performance in continuing nursing education and measures adherence to those standards. ANCC-accredited contact hours can be used for RN license renewal and for specialty certification, which may require a certain amount of ANCC continuing education credits.

Please download the process description and other application documents below for applying for ANCC continuing education credits for your educational activity.

Before applying for an ANCC activity, please make sure that it fulfills the items in ANCC Activity Checklist on the right column:

Kaiser Permanente is accredited as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) as well as being a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

ANCC Activity Checklist

  • The Program Planning team must consist of at least two people, a Registered Nurse with a minimum of baccalaureate degree in nursing and at least one Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Applications are due 8 weeks before activity begins.
  • The activity must be offered to more than one region.
  • The activity should promote nurses' professional development or performance.
  • The activity should be generalizable beyond the employer.
  • The activity should go beyond basic knowledge for the nurse participant.
  • The activity should be Evidence-based or based on best-available evidence.
  • The activity should be at least one hour in duration.

For more information please contact ancc@kpnursing.org


Speaking Up Training and Discussion Toolkit

This toolkit includes 10 short lessons that can be used to train staff and physicians on the topic of speaking up for patient and worker safety. Lessons last between 20 - 60 minutes and are designed to be used during team meetings, huddles, and one-on-one conversations. Minimal teaching experience or preparation is needed to deliver the training because the toolkit provides training messages, step-by-step instructions, examples, scenarios, and PowerPoint slides. And the training is conveniently accessible from any Internet-enabled device, including mobile phones, both inside or outside the KP network.

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Other Resources

  • Kaiser Permanente Organizational Change Management
    A wiki site with tools useful in planning for small incremental, as well as, complex transformational change. The tools and examples organized by focus area and approved for use in Kaiser Permanente.
  • SCPMG Ambulatory Practice
    contains activities, competency validation tools, videos and nursing resource tools/documents that can be useful in developing professional development programs.
  • National Service Quality Service Excellence
    contains multiple coaching, training and evidence-based tactical tools to create a culture of service excellence, such as nurse communication, hourly rounding, NKE+, and a variety of validation tools.
  • Kaiser Permanente Quality Measures (KPQM)
    a one-stop website for detailed information on strategic Kaiser Permanente clinical and service quality measures. Each measure has detailed information and a designated measure expert for support.
  • Inpatient Quality Management (IQM) Model
    has staffing calculators, sample Physician/Case Manager scripts for collaboration, rollout checklists, an ED toolkit, and more.
  • Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)
    The purpose of this video is to show RNs how to assess for behaviors frequently associated with patients in pain using the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, known as the “CPOT”. The CPOT was developed to assess pain in critically ill patients who cannot verbally or nonverbally report their pain. Download the CPOT handout to supplement the video above.

Learning Search

Search for distance learning programs accross different modalities such as web video, kplearn, etc.

Note: If you cannot see a website in the box below, you need to access the website while in a facility or connected to the intranet.

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