As a learning healthcare system, HCA Healthcare is proud to offer best-in-class training and education to support the development of highly impactful leaders.
The HCA Healthcare Leadership Institute builds leaders who embrace our culture, grow our business and lead the industry. It also provides custom, industry-leading experiences that help colleagues across the leadership continuum drive HCA Healthcare’s mission, strategy and culture.
For our nursing community, we offer programs to prepare them at key stages in their career journey:
Nursing Leadership Certificate: This program offers certification for clinical nurse coordinators and charge nurses to help nursing leaders understand their own leadership strengths and development opportunities and develop skills to successfully lead teams that provide exceptional patient care and contribute to positive business outcomes.
Director Development Program: The Director Development Program is a 7- to 10-month cohort program designed to prepare aspiring leaders in adult acute inpatient, case management, emergency and surgical services, with quarterly alumni events to support ongoing development.
Executive Development Program: This is an application-based program that purposefully prepares leaders for hospital executive roles. The curriculum is designed to provide a wide variety of opportunities for participants to network, gain necessary experience and increase exposure to other facilities and divisions.
Chief Leadership Program for Chief Nursing Officers: The Chief Leadership Program (CLP) is a 10-month, cohort-based program that drives organizational performance through tactical execution as a result of strategic thinking and planning. CLP develops leadership capability in areas essential to nurse leader success, especially change leadership, and aligns and integrates the CNO role with the facility executive leadership team to drive shared accountability and measurable impact on hospital outcomes.
In 2023, the first cohort of CNOs graduated from CLP.
“So often people look at career development as working to get into a role, and once there it’s as if you’ve reached the mountaintop and development stops,” says Christina Tinker, director of executive nurse leadership and organizational development programs. “At HCA Healthcare, we recognize [that] you never stop developing. You’re always growing and building depth and new skill sets. While the program does equip you for career growth, our program also strives to develop depth within our leadership to propel our facilities and the entire system forward.”
Tami Taylor, chief nursing officer at Memorial Health UMC Savannah, found CLP extremely beneficial.
“It was a great opportunity to meet and network with other CNOs, share our struggles, learn best practices and learn from other leaders in the industry on topics such as strategy, business modeling and communication,” Tami says.
The module on communicating with impact was a game-changer for her.
“It was phenomenal to get a chance to really think about how communicating and advocating for something in a specific way can make a difference,” she says.
She put her learning into practice at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where she was CNO before moving to Savannah. She saw a need for a night shift manager in the med-surg department and was able to get the full-time position approved, thanks to clear, direct communication.