RN - Professional Development Specialist

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: D59623

Position Summary:

Looking to develop WellSpan's nurses of tomorrow? A Professional Development Specialist is a Registered Nurse with a passion for coaching, training and teaching recently hired WellSpan Nurses and Nursing Assistants. 

Monday - Friday

No Weekends


General Summary:


Under general supervision, facilitates learning opportunities for a variety of clinical programs and target audiences. Leads and maintains clinical/nursing programs and courses. Continually assesses audience learning needs and evaluates impact of learning outcomes. Works in conjunction with Instructional Design team in the assessment and development of new learning solutions, sometimes as the subject matter expert.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Coordinates the education process (clinical and non-clinical) for a defined target audience of System staff including assessing educational needs, planning, developing and delivering appropriate education and training, and evaluating education outcomes. May act as subject matter expert for the development of new learning solutions for targeted audiences.
2 Functions as an educational consultant to departments, service lines or entities for System-wide or entity-wide initiatives requiring education and training.
3 Contributes to the enhancement of organizational, team and individual performance through the appropriate and measurable evaluation of education interventions.
4 Facilitates the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of System-wide education programs.
5 Provides consultation services throughout the System regarding education/training.
6 Contributes to the development and maintenance of competencies for positions within the System.
7 Attends appropriate external education programs to evaluate courses for presentation within the System.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree (Preferred)

Registration and current RN license in PA



Required Experience

5 - 8 years in a professional development role


5 -8 Inpatient Nursing Experience 

Previous coaching/preceptor experience (Preferred)  

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)