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Earn While You Learn Program

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

Sparrow Health System, Lansing Community College

Occupations Involved

Nursing students, Registered Nurses

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to purse a healthcare profession


The Earn While You Learn Program is offered at Sparrow Health System to increase the number of local nursing graduates who work as Registered Nurses at their sites. Sparrow pays nursing students from Lansing Community College to work and gain on-the-job experiences while they are attending classes, for up to 40 hours a week. Sparrow requires participants in the program work at Sparrow for two years as a registered nurse after graduation.

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