St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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Academy for Clinical Excellence

The mission of the Academy for Clinical Excellence is to provide evidence-based, innovative best practices, tools, and support as well as cultivate academic relationships to ensure well educated, professional, clinically competent staff to provide exceptional care to our patients.

The Academy for Clinical Excellence provides continuing clinical education throughout St. David's HealthCare through a variety of classes aimed at professional growth and development. Most courses are free to St. David's HealthCare employees with many approved for continuing education credit.

Course Offerings Include:

  • New Graduate Nurse Immersion Residency (NGNIR) Program
  • Critical Care Series
  • Specialty Nurse Accelerated Program (SNAP) Fellowship
  • Preceptor Development
  • Code Day
  • ZAP!
  • Pain Management
  • Cardiac Dysrhythmia-basic, intermediate and advanced
  • IV Therapy Workshop
  • 12-Lead EKG Interpretation
  • Annual Specialty Conferences 
  • Malpractice Prevention and Legal Documentation
  • Pump You Up! Cardiac Workshop
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
  • AHA Courses--BLS, ACLS, PALS

For a full list description of courses as well as scheduling information click here and visit our Clinical Education Course Registration page.

Register for a class today

American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center

Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC CoursesSt. David's Institute for Learning is an American Heart Association Training Center with training sites and instructors throughout the St. David's HealthCare. The AHA Training Center provides ongoing BLS, ACLS and PALS classes rotating to all hospital locations. For more information on classes, or if you are interested in becoming an instructor, go to the AHA Training Center page.

For more CPR information, click here to go to the AHA Training Center page.