St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's third-
largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas, including
seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers, and two
freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Nursing at St. David's HealthCare:             The empowerment to be your best.

Best Nurse Practices

St. David's HealthCare is a dynamic, results-oriented environment that offers nurses a diverse array of tools, resources and professional support designed to help you excel in your field of practice.

A Pathway to Excellence: All five St. David's HealthCare hospitals have received Pathway to Excellence designation by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN). We are among only a handful (less than 1%) in Texas to receive this prestigious recognition. The Pathway to Excellence designation is confirmation – by our own nurses – of St. David's HealthCare's commitment to providing the ideal nursing environment – one that allows you to practice safe, quality patient care and improve outcomes.

Shared Governance: We believe in involving our nursing staff in decisions pertaining to nursing practice and patient care. Their experience and input is crucial to our continual pursuit of excellence. Shared Governance helps improve accountability, professionalism and employee satisfaction, while enhancing quality of care and patient outcomes.

Personalized Preceptor Program: You'll work one-on-one with a trained preceptor to smooth your integration onto the St. David's HealthCare team.

Ongoing Clinical Support: As you progress, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Unit Clinical Educators will be by your side at each step, serving as preceptors, mentors and advocates.

Professional Development & Training: The St. David's Institute for Learning offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for nurses at all stages of their careers, such as SNAP, our Specialty Nurse Accelerated Program. Continuing Nursing Education (CE) courses are offered free to St. David's HealthCare employees, with many conveniently held onsite at our facilities.