New scholarship programme to help address workforce crisis in health care
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New scholarship programme to help address workforce crisis in health care

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The American Hospital Association's Career Center has announced the launch of a new scholarship programme — the National Healthcare Career Network Scholarship programme — to promote health care as a career choice.

Health care is 'People taking care of People'. It takes a special person to commit to a lifetime of caring for others and this work happens in many ways throughout the health care system.

Health care needs a strong, educated, caring and diverse workforce that represents and is accountable to the communities it serves and is committed to health improvement. 'We are looking for students interested in all areas of health care on both the clinical and non-clinical capacities. Areas of particular focus include difficult to fill positions or those with high turnover such as nursing, radiology, business or health care administration, medical technology, finance, revenue management and other allied health professions,' said Tony Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions.

The scholarship programme is open to full-time students who are currently enrolled in a health care programme with an accredited college or university and are US citizens or hold permanent resident status.

 

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