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GRCC Nursing program and UMH-West partnership

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

Grand Rapids Community College, University of Michigan Health - West

Occupations Involved

Nursing students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


Grand Rapids Community College and University of Michigan Health-West have a partnered together to offer a program to create more RNs. Nursing students who complete one semester of Grand Rapids CC's nursing program can have up to 3 semesters of their tuition paid by UMH-West, if they agree to work at UMH-West for 2 years post-graduation and get their RN license. The goals of the program are to remove cost barriers that can prevent nursing students from getting their degree and to increase the number of nurses working at UMH-West.

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