Military Partnership program at HonorHealth

The HonorHealth Military Partnership Program began in 2004 with 24 Arizona Air National Guard medical personnel. Since then, the program has trained more than 3,000 soldiers and airmen in trauma and deployment skills at the 15,500 square foot training center on the HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center campus. All branches of the military, active duty, National Guard and Reserves may participate.

The program includes

Readiness Skill Sustainment Training Program:

Two-week annual training course with clinical trauma and other rotations structured for the Guard and Reserves.

Medical Simulation Training:

Provides realistic medical training using hi-fidelity human simulators.

US Army Doctorate of Science in Physician Assistant Studies:

Emergency Medicine, 30-day trauma rotation

Nurse Transition Program:

A 10-week course designed to prepare new graduate nurses for active-duty military service. HonorHealth is one of four NTP training sites and is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Air Force Surgeon General. The NTP educates more than 60 nurses annually. At graduation, these Air Force nurses are ready to meet the unique challenges of military nursing in both domestic and global deployed settings.

Critical Care / Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship:

A 12-month training program for USAF active duty nurses in the Emergency Department and Special Care units. Fellows gain theory and hands-on clinical experience that meets professional standards of care. At the completion of the fellowship, nurses emerge experienced clinicians in critical care and emergency trauma with the confidence to care for the highest acuity patients.

Perinatal Nursing Course:

A 17-week formal training course for active duty AF nurses. These nurses complete 4 weeks of didactic lectures presented by AF faculty and guest lecturers from the HonorHealth Network plus simulation lab clinical education at the Military Partnership’s Simulation Center. These RNs will complete 13 weeks of clinical training in the perinatal care units at HonorHealth’s Family Birthing Centers at Shea and Osborn. At the completion of this course, they will be able to perform duties as a staff nurse on an obstetric unit with the confidence to care for the highest acuity patients.

Contact information

For additional information, please contact:

Lenore Portante
Military Partnership Office Supervisor
Email Lenore or call 480-583-0212
7301 E 4th Street, Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Roxanne Flynn, RN, MSN, CHSE
Network Manager
Military Partnership, Simulation Training Center, Emergency Mgmt & Communications
Email Roxanne or call 480-583-0209
7301 E 4th Street, Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85251