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Professional Development

At Maury Regional Health, we value our team members and want to assist them in achieving their professional goals. Whether you desire to advance within your current position or are looking to expand your skill-set to work in another area within the organization, Maury Regional Health encourages you to explore your options for professional development and continuing education. 

Career Navigation

Career navigation helps employees plan and pursue their career goals by identifying interests, skills and values. During one-on-one meetings, the career navigator and employee discuss what the employee hopes to achieve at the organization and their goals for career advancement, continuing education and more. Together, they develop a personalized plan of action for the future and monitor progress on the path to completing that plan.

Employees who are interested in meeting with a career navigator are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 931.381.1111, ext. 1051.

Apprenticeship Programs

Maury Regional Health offers industry-recognized and competency-based apprenticeship programs in partnership with Dallas College for full-time employees looking to enhance their skills in their chosen career path.

The apprenticeship program combines paid-work, on-the-job training and industrial components as apprentices learn from and work with a preceptor, who is a highly trained member of their department. Each apprenticeship is designed for employees to earn an accredited credential upon reaching the end of each level of their program. These credentials are industry-recognized and will stay with the employee throughout their career. In addition, each apprentice who obtains a credential earns an “add-on” incentive to their pay per hour.

Where an apprentice begins their journey to certification is determined by their prior work experiences and the results of the required competency-based learning exam that takes place at the beginning of the apprenticeship. The length of the apprenticeship program may vary based on these results. There is no cost for the employee to participate in the apprenticeship program.

Possible apprenticeships include:

  • Facility Services | Certification from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
    • Facilities Management Professional (FMP®; entry-level credential)
    • Certified Facilities Manager (CFM®; mid-level credential)
  • Food & Nutrition | Certification from the American Culinary Foundation
    • Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)
    • Certified Culinarian (CC)
    • Certified Sous Chef (CSC)
  • Medical Billing and Coding | Certification from the National Healthcareer Association
    • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS®)
  • Sterile Processing | Certification from the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association
    • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CSCST®)
  • Supply Chain | Certification from the Association for Supply Chain Management
    • Entry-level Certification in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM®)
    • Mid-level Certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®)
  • Medical Assistance | Certification from the National Healthcareer Association
    • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA®)
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA®)

Maury Regional Health employees who are interested in the apprenticeship program should contact their current manager to begin the application process. For more information, contact the Career Navigation team at 931.381.1111, ext. 1051.

TCAT Hohenwald's Practical Nursing Program

Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia and Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro are proud to serve as classroom locations for Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Hohenwald’s Practical Nursing program.

TCAT Hohenwald’s Practical Nursing program provides the learning experiences — including technical instruction and skill development — to enable graduates to obtain the basic competencies needed to secure licensure. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the state licensure exam. Upon completing and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), the candidate may be licensed as a practical nurse (LPN).

The program consists of 1,296 hours, with approximately half of the hours spent in various clinical settings. Two options are available at Maury Regional Medical Center, including a full-time day program (12 months across three trimesters) and a part-time evening program (16 months across four trimesters).

All applicants must take and pass the HESI entrance exam and submit an application to TCAT Hohenwald. To apply for the program or to access additional information, including details about tuition, curriculum and program requirements, visit TCATHohenwald.edu.

Employees may also contact the Career Navigation team at 931.381.1111, ext. 1051, for additional information.

Financial Assistance for Continuing Education

Maury Regional Health is committed to offering a variety of educational assistance benefits that open doors for qualifying employees to complete programs that will enhance their professional skills. These programs include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 12 in 24 Nursing Education Program
  • Career Advancement Certification Program
  • Career Advancement Scholarship through the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Employees interested in learning more about financial assistance or accessing applications, should contact the Human Resources Department at 931.381.1111, ext. 1968. 

Nursing Education and Resources

Maury Regional Health’s Department of Nursing Professional Development is dedicated to providing and promoting education for all members of the nursing team — ranging from student interns and recent nursing graduates to long-time nursing employees.

  • RN Residency Program
  • Nursing student opportunities
    • Summer or winter interns
    • Student nurse technicians
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
    • Professional clinical certification
    • Mentorship programs
    • Clinical advancement program
    • Classes through the Nursing Professional Development Department


Maury Regional Health is hiring in a number of clinical and non-clinical areas. Find your calling and join a team nationally recognized for excellence. Apply today at Careers.MauryRegional.com.

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Maury Regional Health and affiliates are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. Maury Regional Health and affiliates grants equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origins (including ancestry), genetic information, disability, age, military/ national guard/ veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, or other status protected by state or federal law. Statements made by applicants for employment on this application form will be checked for accuracy. Maury Regional Health campuses are tobacco-free. All tobacco use is prohibited.