Professional Practice

  • The Center for Nursing Professional Development and Practice

Our goal is to create better patient outcomes while advancing your nursing skills. Through our Center for Nursing Professional Development and Practice, you learn a patient-first, evidence-based approach to nursing that supports you from orientation to specialized skills training.

Professional Practice

Patients are at the center of all we do.

Through a framework of constant inquiry, relentless striving for excellence, effective communication and collaboration, you’ll learn how to give each patient the care they need to get better.

As the country’s largest not-for-profit nursing institute, we keep our focus on consistency of care. Our model for patient care gives you a flexible but structured approach to create better outcomes for every patient, wherever you work in the Baylor Scott & White Health system.

Accredited with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, our Transition to Practice Program is a recognized apprenticeship program by the Department of Labor for new nursing graduates.

As a new nursing professional, you’ll get a formal support and learning framework to help you transition from student to professional nurse through onboarding, clinical immersion, internships, competency validation and residency seminars. You’ll gain the confidence and skills you need to consistently manage complex patient conditions for better outcomes.

Through the Transition to Practice Program, we provide you with the tools you need to transition from entry level to competent professional nurse, develop effective clinical judgement, provide bedside clinical leadership, incorporate research-based evidence into practice and create an individual career development plan. During our monthly residency seminars, you’ll receive guidance on how to incorporate life-long learning into your career, stress management techniques from experienced nursing professionals, mentorship and guidance on an evidence-based practice project and other ongoing support from mentors and peer groups who can help you through real-life challenges.

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Baylor Scott & White Health nurses also have the opportunity to give back by serving as a resource and mentor for nursing students through our Academic Partnerships Program. You’ll be able to provide guidance and create community with nurses who are invested in changing nursing for the better.

Career Development

Your growth makes us better.

At every stage of your nursing career, we invite you to advance your skills and help us achieve our mission to elevate, inspire and change nursing for the better.

Advance your nursing education with scholarships provided through generous donor support. Grow your skill sets through tuition reimbursement for continual learning and professional development classes.

RN Ambassadors are Registered Nurses who work at the bedside to help us answer questions and provide information about working for BSWH to candidates who are actively deciding on BSWH as their employer of choice. RN Ambassadors serve as the voice of nursing practice when it comes to the experience of nurses at the bedside.

Join Us

Be a part of our team as we strive for better, together.

Nursing Careers

Explore roles that build on your skills and ambitions.

Nursing Research

Partner with us on research that will shape the future of healthcare.


Your generous donations help us achieve our mission for nursing excellence.


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