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Nurse Leader Programs

The Nurse Scholars Academy is committed to supporting nurse leaders at all levels of Kaiser Permanente to achieve their highest potential.

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Leadership for Executive Advancement and Development (LEAD)

Nurse Scholars Academy and Learning & Development are proud to present the Leadership for Executive Advancement and Development (LEAD) program. For aspiring directors and senior leaders, participants are identified by the local and regional Talent councils.  This program develops a pipeline of well-prepared Senior and Executive succession candidates for positions in Patient Care Services, Quality, and Continuum of Care.

Learn more about LEAD

Kaiser Permanente Leadership University (KPLU) NCAL

Kaiser Permanente Leadership University (KPLU) Northern California offers immersive leadership development opportunities. These include the Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP), Navigate: New Manager, Activate: Frontline Leader, and Elevate Diversity in Leadership Program. These programs help amplify and transform your ability as a nurse leader.

Learn more about Learning and Development’s Programs

Certificate and Professional Development Programs

Nationally recognized programs are available to help advance your knowledge, skills, and abilities as a nurse leader. Explore suggested programs and learn how to use National Tuition Reimbursement to help cover the expenses.

Explore certificate and professional development programs

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We encourage our nurse leaders to become nationally certified within their area of specialty. Nationally certified nurses report greater job satisfaction, validation of knowledge, and access to broader career opportunities. Reimbursement opportunities are also available.

Learn about getting certified

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MSN Program

Return to the University of San Francisco for your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). This degree program is designed to prepare nurses to lead interprofessional teams at the unit level, encouraging a coordinated approach to patient care in often complex environments. Financial support for this program is available upon approval.

Learn more about the MSN Program

Choice Program

The Choice program for KFH/HP nurses is no longer accepting new participants. Generous financial assistance is available to KFH/HP NCAL non-represented benefited (20+ hours) registered nurse employees for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at accredited universities and colleges. Tuition reimbursement and employee discounts are also available.

I’m ready to continue my lifelong learning

TPMG Choice Program

Generous financial assistance is available to TPMG NCAL non-represented benefited (20+ hours) registered nurse employees for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at accredited universities and colleges. Tuition reimbursement and employee discounts are also available.

I’m ready to continue my lifelong learning

RN-BSN Program

Earn your BSN at Samuel Merritt University. Generous financial assistance is available to RNs who participate in this program through our educational partner. Tuition reimbursement is also available to support this and other RN-BSN programs.

Return for your RN-BSN

National Tuition Reimbursement

Northern California nurse leaders receive National Tuition Reimbursement. This provides reimbursement for up to $3000 annually on eligible approved expenses. These include academic and continuing education courses, and even up to $500 in travel expenses.

Learn more about this employee benefit

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Build your network of colleagues, discover new evidence-based practices, and recharge your batteries at a professional nursing conference. Explore a current list of popular professional conferences and learn how to use National Tuition Reimbursement to help cover the costs.

Choose your next conference