Ready to get certified? The Nurse Scholars Academy encourages Kaiser Permanente nurses to become nationally certified within their area of specialty.

Nationally certified registered nurses report greater job satisfaction, validation of clinical knowledge, and access to broader career opportunities. Nurse leaders have a wide variety of certifications to choose from that both validate and recognize their competency.

Financial Support

Nurse leaders are able to utilize their annual National Tuition Reimbursement benefit to support becoming certified. Each year, nurse leaders are able to submit eligible expenses related to certification preparation courses for reimbursement up to their annual maximum benefit. Costs related to travel to courses may also be covered. New in 2019, National Tuition Reimbursement now covers reimbursement for initial certification and recertification exam fees.

Preparation Exam Support

Registered nurses in pursuit of advancing their clinical knowledge may have access to certification preparation courses located online in KP HealthStream. These 32+ courses cover a wide variety of popular national certifications, including CCRN, CNOR, RN-NIC, and many more. Access to these courses is available 24/7 so that nurses can study at a time most convenient to their busy schedules.

Common Nurse Leader Certifications

Next Steps

  • Determine certification of interest
  • Prepare for the exam
  • Submit for reimbursement using NTR

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