Educational Programs

As an employee of NMHS, you will be encouraged to advance in your career and to enhance your job performance. The NMHS Education Department’s mission is to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet patient- and family-centered needs and improve the health of the people of our region. Our vision is to be first choice for required & elective education/training for our employees and other partners.

To achieve these goals, the Education Department has developed several educational and academic programs designed to help you grow professionally.

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is a comprehensive program designed to welcome new employees, familiarize them with our mission, vision and values, connect them to our culture of patient- and family-centered care and meet all initial educational requirements. New employees benefit from a variety of speakers representing various areas of the organization. The programs provide them with the information and tools needed for a successful career as part of the NMHS team.

The program consists of New Employee Orientation (NEO) – Day 1 and Culture Day. NEO Day 1 is the employee’s first day of employment and includes employee benefit information and all mandatory educational requirements for various accrediting and licensing agencies. Culture Day provides new employees their first glimpse into the culture of NMHS. Topics include mission, vision, C.A.R.E.S. values, critical success factors, behavioral standards, and patient- and family-centered care. Hosted by the NMHS Education Department and held in the Education Center at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo, attendance in NEO is required of all full and part-time employees. PRN employees may complete New Employee Orientation – Day 1 online and attend only Culture Day.

Departmental Orientation

In addition to the orientation program required of all new NMHS employees, you will participate in a comprehensive departmental orientation program. These programs are designed to acquaint you with NMHS policies and procedures and to familiarize you with the facilities and equipment you will use in your individual job role.

Continuing Education Programs

NMHS is committed to helping you meet your continuing education requirements. Through affiliations and by being a provider unit of nursing, continuing medical education (CME), and multiple other allied health professions, NMHS offers a variety of approved CE programs to employees at all NMHS facilities. The programs are provided on a variety of topics appropriate for your area of expertise. Continuing education programs are provided through live classes, conferences, computer-based training, and the comprehensive, online HealthStream® Learning Center. Along with clinical training, a variety of professional leadership development, teamwork, communication, computer training and other personal skill courses are offered for the continued growth of all staff.

Continuing Medical Education

The NMHS CME Program’s vision is to be the provider of choice for Continuing Medical Education for all physicians and providers in the region. This program identifies educational needs and intended results that support the NMHS mission, vison and values. CME initiates ways to help area physicians improve their knowledge base and skill set by offering high quality continuing medical education locally. The primary focus is on delivery of outcomes-driven, multiple hour activities that involve an interdisciplinary approach to disease process management.

Simulation Lab

NMHS’ state-of-the-art, high-fidelity simulation lab allows employees to simulate skills in real-life scenarios improving knowledge retention and understanding of clinical skills and interpersonal skills as well.

Training Center for Resuscitation Training

The NMHS Tupelo Education Department serves as the Training Center for NMMC- Tupelo and all NMHS community hospitals and clinics. The Training Center is home to more than 300 ACLS, BLS and PALS instructors who collectively provide training to hospital staff and the surrounding community through online/blended Heartcode courses as well as traditional classroom courses.

HealthStream Learning Center

The HealthStream® Learning Center offers an extensive list of continuing education and in-service activities which help employees meet their educational requirements. It offers computer-based training (CBT), webinars and class activity in more than 50 clinical specialty areas, certification prep courses and regulatory in-services which meet annual regulatory requirements.

Academic Reimbursement

NMHS' academic reimbursement program allows employees to advance their education. You may apply for academic reimbursement after one year of full-time employment. With the appropriate prior approval, you may be reimbursed for academic coursework.

Certification Reimbursement

NMHS' certification reimbursement program allows employees to pursue certification in clinical or other job-related specialties after one year of full-time employment with the appropriate approval. You may be reimbursed for the examination fee for one initial certification by the NMHS Education Department to start you on your pathway to learning at our organization.

NMHS Medical Library

This full-service medical library provides the medical staff, employees and students with access to information for patient care, education and research. Physically located at NMMC-Tupelo in the North Education Center, the Medical Librarian serves the entire health system through electronic and print journals and electronic books as well as through partnerships with other medical libraries. The Medical Library facilities feature computers, a printer, reading area, and copier/scanner and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Providers have after-hours badge access to the library. For additional information, contact the Medical Librarian at (662) 377-4399.