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 3,500 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.

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Medical Simulation Training: Provides realistic medical training using high-fidelity human simulators.

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U.S. Army Doctor of Science in Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant: 30-day trauma rotation and 30-day trauma ICU rotation.

Nurse Transition Program: A 10-week course specifically 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 program partners with HonorHealth’s inpatient medical-surgical units to train up to 60 nurses annually. NTP helps new graduate nurses transition into their nursing careers by providing them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence. Upon graduation, these newly trained Air Force nurses are fully prepared to handle the unique challenges of military nursing.

Critical Care / Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship: A 19-week 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 as 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 at HonorHealth Shea Family Birthing Center perinatal care unit. 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:

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

Roxanne Flynn, RN, MSN, CHSE
Military Partnership and Community Partnerships
Neuroscience Institute Bioskills Laboratory
Email Roxanne or call 480-583-0209

Scott Garzuzi, A.A.S.
Military Partnership Medical Simulation Supervisor
Email Scott or call 480-583-0210