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Professional Development

At SSM Health, learning is an ongoing process. We offer multiple training opportunities to our nurses, so they can utilize the latest advances in health care and become leaders in their field. We know nursing is a demanding field and want to provide our team members with the support and tools they need to successfully perform their jobs. Use the resources below and throughout this site to better understand your role and the importance it plays at SSM Health.

Continuing Education

Continuing to learn and grow as health care professionals is an important part of delivering high quality patient care. Various options to engage in continuing educational offerings and receive continuing education credits are available to SSM Health employees.

SSM Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to offer continuing education credits across our system.

Opportunities include:

  • Classes
  • Conferences
  • Inservices


As health care becomes increasingly complex and challenging, the value of certification as a mark of excellence is more important than ever. Achieving board certification demonstrates to patients, employers, and the public that a nurse’s knowledge, skills, and abilities meet rigorous national standards and reflects a deep commitment to patient safety. By obtaining certification, a nurse demonstrates their specialized knowledge and continuing competence, as well as the commitment to delivering the best patient care and advancing career potential.

Nursing Professional Development Pathways

SSM Health offers professional development pathways to nursing staff in a variety of roles. Our professional development pathways are intended to help staff identify growth and development options to grow in their current role or consider taking on a new challenge in another role, including:

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