Corewell Health Nurse Apprenticeship Program
WIN, Corewell Health's Ludington Hospital, Michigan DOL, Michigan Works! West Central, West Shore Community College
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession
The RN apprenticeship program is a collaboration between West Shore Community College, Michigan Works! West Central, and Corewell Health Ludington. The one-year program expands accessibility to a nursing career for those who would not be able to otherwise stop working to pursue nursing education. Also, the program expedites the time it takes for RNs to become practice-ready. RN apprentices take courses at West Shore CC and receive practical experience with a nurse mentor as paid full-time apprentice at the Corewell Ludington hospital.