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Represented Nurse Programs

The Nurse Scholars Academy supports academic progression and lifelong learning for staff nurses at Kaiser Permanente.

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Kaiser Permanente Nursing Career Ladder

Registered nurses can continue their lifelong learning by advancing on the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Career Ladder. Applications are accepted three times a year.

Learn about our Nursing Career Ladder

Kaiser Permanente Specialty Training Program

This program is intended to provide Kaiser Permanente Staff Nurses with a pathway to expand their practice into a new specialty.

Learn about our Specialty Training Program

HealthStream CE Center

Registered nurses in pursuit of advancing their clinical knowledge may access continuing education (CE) courses located online in KP HealthStream. Online courses are available so that working registered nurses can study at a time most convenient to their busy schedules.

Access the CE Center


Complimentary renewal courses for BLS, ACLS, PALS and PEARS are offered by NCTI at all 21 medical centers. These courses are available to all Kaiser Permanente Northern California employees required to hold valid course completion cards.

Renew your required certifications

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We encourage our clinical nurses 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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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 registered nurses receive National Tuition Reimbursement. This provides reimbursement for up to $2500 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