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Readiness Skill Sustainment Training Program (RSSTP) 

This two-week course is designed for military medical personnel to meet Readiness Skills Verification requirements. It includes one day of orientation, two days of trauma lectures and up to six days of clinical experiences (including a weekend shift). Participants attend approximately 12 one-hour trauma lectures and complete approximately 40 hours of clinical duties.

Clinical rotations are customized, hands-on experiences that enable military personnel to practice needed skills, particularly in preparation for deployment. The program is a partnership with Maricopa Integrated Health System and PFD. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We are able to accommodate up to 10 nurses and medics, and several ancillary medical specialties per rotation. Each trauma lecture participant (nurses and enlisted medics) receives one Continuing Education credit for each lecture attended.

In addition to medics/medical techs and registered nurses, we offer training opportunities for the following ancillary enlisted medical specialties:

- 1 each Dietary 

- 2 each Mental Health 

- 2 each Radiology 

- 2 each Surgical 

- 1 each Pharmacy 

- 1 each Physical Therapy

- 1 each Respiratory Therapy 

We are able to accommodate a dentist and dental tech team through our community outreach program. Please call for more information. 

While at Scottsdale Healthcare, participants have the opportunity to work in these areas: 

Osborn Medical Center 

- Level I Trauma Center 

- Trauma ICU 

- Osborn ED 

Shea Medical Center (approximately 10 miles north of Osborn) 

- Shea ED/Peds ED

- Shea CV-ICU 

(MIHS) Maricopa Integrated Health System (approx 10 miles west of Osborn Medical Center in downtown Phoenix) 

- Arizona Burn Center 

- MIHS Adult ED/Peds ED 

First Responders with Phoenix Fire Department


The FY 2015 RSSTP schedule:

Nov 10-21, 2014

Dec 08-19, 2014

Jan 12-23, 2015

Feb 09-20, 2015

Feb 16-27, 2015

Mar 09-20, 2015

Apr 06-17, 2015

Apr 13-24, 2015

May 04-15, 2015

Jun 08-19, 2015

Jun 15-26, 2015

Jul 13-24, 2015

Jul 20-31, 2015

Aug 10-21, 2015

Aug 17-28, 2015

Sep 08-18, 2015

For additional information on any of the mentioned programs, please contact:

Lenore Portante 

Military Partnership Office Supervisor 

Tel: 480-882-6577


Jerry Zabokrtsky 

Director, Military Affairs, Disaster Preparedness, Forensic Nurse Examiners 

Tel: 480-882-5293


Roxanne Flynn, RN BSN CMSRN

Military Clinical Training and Simulation Supervisor

Tel: 480-882-5709