Education, Training & Advancement

Committed to advancing every day.

We are guided by the desire to promote and further the education and development of our team members, and the perspective that continuously improves our already high levels of service excellence.

This means that in addition to advancing the art of patient care, we offer a supportive learning-focused environment that encourages professional growth and development.

A spectrum of opportunities and dedicated resources include:

Internships and Residency Programs

  • High-caliber education and training for new nurse graduates and experienced RNs through our nurse internship programs.
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Programdesigned to help pharmacists transition from the role of student to the role of a general clinical pharmacy practitioner or to become well prepared to pursue a PGY-2 residency training in a focused area.
  • Holy Cross Health Network Internships, providing well-qualified undergraduate and graduate students with practical experience in community health, community care delivery and/or population health.  
  • Partnerships with area colleges and universities 

Specialized Training Programs

  • Physician residency programs affiliated with George Washington University, Children's National Health Systems and the National Capital Consortium, and training for medical students and physician assistant students from eight additional schools.
  • Home to the GATE Institute, a specialized training center for physicians who perform minimally invasive procedures
  • Partnerships with a dozen Schools of Nursing to provide clinical experiences for nursing students and train students in other health care professions
  • A sophisticated Holy Cross Health Conference Center, designed for clinicians and community members to acquire and share knowledge using state-of-the-art technology

Staff Professional Development

  • Internal opportunities for onsite and online training, including Healthstream, Holy Cross Health's learning system used to complete online courses or to register for classroom courses.
  • Spanish for Health Care Workers course
  • Orientation Programs - Comprehensive preparation for all those who join us
  • Role-specific, competency-based Nursing Orientation Programs
  • School-at-Work Program to support career development
  • Introduction of Management Development and Mentor Programs
  • Tuition Assistance - Up to $3,000 for full-time employees per fiscal year toward approved educational courses, and up to $1,500 for eligible part-time employees