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Center for Educational and Professional Development

Lifelong Learning

The Stanford Health Care's Center for Educational and Professional Development (CEPD) primarily supports the organization's structural empowerment programs aligned to the commitment to fostering life long learning and substantiating nursing and interprofessionals’ cultivation of a vigorous and growing culture of excellence in professional practice which is translated through our patient care.

​CEPD provides oversight to robust programs that are divided into two main areas, Clinical Education and Professional Development. These programs are also integrated into five Nursing Professional Development practice key responsibilities or throughputs, including: 


Competency Management

Continuing Education

Professional Role Development

Collaborative Partnerships   

CE Center

​Through the CEPD center, the CE Center has almost 30 years of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing CE courses under the California BRN System, and continues to be accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

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Transformation Scholarship

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2019 Transformation Scholarship Total Reimbursements awarded to SHC Nursing Professionals (as of 9/1/19): $95,844.08

Transformation Scholarship

For the past 15 years, Stanford’s Transformation Scholarship has been available to nurses who are seeking to elevate their practice.  Employees can receive up to $5,000 per year for education and professional development purposes.  In the past, nurses have used this scholarship to enhance their exemplary professional practice and excel in BSN, MSN, MBA, DNP, and PhD programs, as well as advanced nursing specialty degrees and certifications. 


The Leadership and Management Academy (LAMA) was developed in 2018 in collaboration with key stake holders from SHC Human Resources, nursing leadership, physician partners, Stanford Medicine’s Value Improvement Programs, and support services leaders.  LAMA's aim is to provide mid-level leaders with a structured program to facilitate role transition as a new leader, build peer support networks, and standardize training across disciplines.  LAMA is a six-month program that has a competency-based approach and consists of 10 sessions in which the participants learn valuable tools that they can utilize in their new leadership roles and all participants complete a leadership project.  Topics covered in the sessions are targeted to provide knowledge in the area of leading and managing at SHC.  The robust curriculum includes topics such as how to ensure inclusive diversity at work, the role of the Ethics Committee in clinical practice, how to identify causes of unethical behavior and to improve opportunities to make ethical decisions in business, challenges of leading in a union environment, establishing team purposes to promote health, how best to create transpersonal caring moments at work with a focus on self-care and self-renewal, conflict resolution, and much more to promote well-rounded, resourceful, and knowledgeable leadership at SHC.  LAMA also provides the new SHC leaders with knowledge on the numerous tools and resources available to all SHC staff in order to best lead and assist their staff in all SHC endeavors.  The program is designed for employees who are new to a mid-level leadership role at SHC.  Eligible participants are required to have been at SHC for at least one year, must have assumed their leadership role within two years prior to applying, or must have had three years of progressive leadership experience.

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