The Manager, Nursing Professional Development, is responsible for developing, coordinating and evaluating Hospital-wide education programs for Nursing and other professionals. Works within Association Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Scope and Standards in the development of educational strategies aligned with current practice trends, quality initiatives, and regulatory requirements. Leads education, research, and performance improvement activities to drive improved patient, staff and organizational outcome. Collaborates with Human Resources and other hospital departments to ensure onboarding, competencies and continuing education is updated to reflect current evidence and trends.


Oversee the operational and personnel management of Nursing Professional Development, including activities such as establishing goals, monitoring statistics, developing work plans, and supervising on a day-to-day basis.

Provides input with Education Budget and provides fiscal management to meet Education budget targets.

Evaluates and facilitates the onboarding, hospital-wide education programs, continuing education and BSWH integration education initiatives for nursing and other disciplines as designated by facility.

Helps create, foster and sustain a healthy work environment in support of an evidence-based nursing education, professional development, nursing research and scholarly activities.

Assists with the professional development of the Generalists and Specialists, succession planning and recruitment.

Ensures department activities and records adhere to regulatory requirements; maintains clinical skills and knowledge necessary to support the assigned professional development team.

Facilitates Staff learning to promote optimal patient/family learning initiatives including discharge instructions and service line learning such as diabetes, oncology, Heart Failure, etc.

Collaborates with Nurse Leaders to develop best practice staff competency methodology to assure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Provides for coordination of undergraduate and graduate student nurse clinical rotations.

Participates in review of current research findings/best practices to identify potential improvements in patient care.


Knowledge and understanding of the ANCC scope and standards of the professional registered nurse and the professional development educator/specialist.

Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.

Leadership and management expertise including behavioral based interviewing, team dynamics/building and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge of quality outcome measures related to assigned areas and strategies to drive improved outcomes through evidenced based adult learning principles and competency assessment.

Use both summative and formative evaluation to determine and communicate effectiveness of programs to create change at the individual, service-line, and department level as appropriate.

Teach, coach and mentor others in program planning and development.

Ability to make operational decisions around how work gets done – quality and productivity standards, measurable goals for employees and project teams, etc.

Ability to use broader objectives to determine how best to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

Ability to make or approve effective hiring and termination decisions.

Ability to evaluate and recommend changes to policies, and establish procedures that affect the managed organization.

Basic business knowledge, including but not limited to: annual planning and goal setting, adherence to budgets, employee compensation, compliance and risk management.

General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems, electronic medical documentation, and email.

Location/Facility Baylor Medical Center, Waxahachie, Texas

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Specialty/Department/Practice – Education

Shift/Schedule Full time days, Monday-Friday


Our competitive benefits package includes the following
– Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
– 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
– Tuition Reimbursement
– PTO accrual beginning Day 1

– Potential relocation bonus up to $7,500
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level


– EDUCATION – Masters’

– EXPERIENCE – 5 Years of Experience

&nbspMed-Surg Nursing Cert (RN-BC)

&nbspBasic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.

Associated topics: asn, cardiothoracic, ccu, coronary, intensive care, nurse, nurse rn, psychatric, surgery, tcuTracking

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