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.

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Advanced Student Experience (ASE)

Program Overview

Schools of nursing and St. David's HealthCare (SDH) have partnered to offer the Advanced Specialty Experience (ASE) program to senior nursing students in their final semester. Through ASE, student nurses will complete additional specialty-focused hours in guided clinical experiences with a 1:1 preceptor, along with didactic classroom courses, in a high-need specialty area.

Students will complete 11 additional 12-hour shifts (equivalent to 135 clinical hours) above their "Preceptor-Supervised Capstone" requirement, to include all program meetings as well. 


Students will be transferred into an RN Resident position with SDH upon successful completion of ASE, including all program requirements and the final evaluation process. In addition, students will receive a stipend paid after successful completion of the program and transition into a full-time RN Resident position.

For more information, please contact Lynne Bedre at


The Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy

Courses cover topics on leadership skills and service excellence.
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Provides clinical education and professional development.

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