Continuing Education

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUOUS LEARNING ARE HALLMARKS OF THE ST. JOHN NURSING HERITAGE. 

Nurses at St. John have access to extensive support services, including clinical educators, a professional development office and on-site education programs.  

Additional support includes: 

  • Trained preceptors – preceptors are chosen by the unit and are required to attend a preceptor workshop before being placed with a new nurse. 
  • Unit orientation – specific to unit/patient needs 
  • Clinical ladder – levels 1 through 5 are available. 
  • Nursing Shared Leadership– ensuring that the voice of the bedside nurse is heard. 
  • Attractive, flexible scheduling options – 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts, weekends only and flex time. Scholarship opportunities are also available.  

Professional Education Courses

St. John offers a variety of professional education courses for nurses including: 

  • BLS Healthcare Provider CPR (Nurses Only) 
  • BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal (Nurses Only) 
  • ACLS Provider Course (two day course) 
  • ACLS Retrain-Only Course 
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - 2 day course 
  • NRP 
  • Breastfeeding Educator Workshop 
  • Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)-2 day course 

All classes are located at St. John Medical Center and require payment upon enrollment. Please visit the St. John PulseLine online calendar or call 918-744-0123 for more information about dates and fees.

Tuition Reimbursement

Recognizing that many associates desire to further their knowledge or skill through education, St. John has established a tuition reimbursement program. Associates are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for self-development and growth. 

  • Part-time and full-time associates employed in a benefit-eligible position for at least six months are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement.
  • Classes approved for reimbursement must be taken from an accredited university, college, junior college, business school, or vocational technical school.  
  • Reimbursement includes tuition, book purchase or rental, required course materials, and lab or class fees. 

For questions on the tuition reimbursement program, associates should email Human Resources at hroperations_ks-ok@ascension.org