Nursing Education

Halifax Health offers hundreds of education and leadership programs to its employees. The following are some of the professional courses we offer:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

To inquire about our continuing education opportunities or to register for a specific class, please contact Kristy Lutes at 386.425.5225, or send an email to

Clinical Ladder

The Clinical Ladder program was developed by and for registered nurses (RNs) that provide bedside patient care. This ongoing development of professional practice provides a system for professional nurses to be recognized for the positive impact on patient outcomes and on the profession of nursing.

Participants are required to place emphasis on evidence based practices, process and culture changes to improve practice, promote patient safety and provide quality care. The program:

  • Recognizes and rewards clinical expertise and clinical excellence
  • Provides incentives to increase and broaden current clinical competence
  • Improves patient outcomes through the professional practice of bedside nursing

Tuition Loan and Reimbursement Programs

Tuition Reimbursement is available to all FT/PT benefit eligible employees. Halifax Health will reimburse the employee for the cost of tuition for successfully completed classes. Eligible employees may be reimbursed up to $1,500 per calendar year.

Tuition Loan is offered to FT/PT benefit eligible employees enrolled in nursing school. Halifax Health will pay for the classes and forgive the amount over a number of years working.

For more information, contact Jessica Harper, 386.425.4229,


Basic EKG Class

This newly updated course is available per manager’s approval. To sign up for this class contact Juliette X55225 to borrow an EKG manual.


This class will instruct staff on the assessment and stabilization of sick or premature infants in the post-resuscitation, post-delivery or pre-transport stabilization periods. Contact Tonya Saylor X11609.

Shared Governance Meetings

All nurses are invited to attend. Shared Governance Meetings will be held in the France Tower Meeting Rooms E & F, the second Tuesday of every month.