HHC tuition payment in exchange for work committment

  1. Does anyone know in-depth information about Health Hospitals Corporation payment for tuition in exchange for work committment. I've done a search here and got some info. but nothing really concrete just info. that's kind of all over the place. It seems they will pay for your tuition (up to $30,000) while you're in nursing school, and you don't have to work while you're in school and they'll pay you salary as well. After graduation you must commit to 2 years in any HHC hospital.

    However, I wanted to know - do I already have to be an HHC employee in order to get this benefit, and if so do I have to be an LPN already and going for my RN or is it ok If I'm a sec'y or admin. asst. going for RN.

    I know alot of times hospital will give this benefit but most of the time you already have to be in that field (like and lpn or cna going for rn), not usual for them to give this benefit to a sec'y wanting to be an RN.

    Any info. would help.

    Cee Cee
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  3. by   ccjus123
    Just wanted to add that:
    currently I'm a sec'y at a law firm but have worked in hospitals in the past as a sec'y as well. I'm wondering if I try for a sec'y position at any HHC hospital would I be able to benefit from this tuition payment in exchange for work committment.

    Just wanted to clarify things...
  4. by   allicat28
    I just graduated for the HHC LPN program and to my knowledge this was the last year that HHC employees would continue to receive their paycheck while attending classes. Anyone shuld be to apply for the scholarship.
  5. by   ccjus123
    alliecat: Are you saying that you don't have to be an employee in order to apply for it? How do I go about finding out about this, and do you have the name and or email of the person to contact for this program? I would really appreciate it.

    -Cee Cee
  6. by   MsMagnificent
    hey ccjus123,
    from what i know(i use to work in the building where you sign up for this program and specking to a nice woman from the office)the program is free to anyone who falls in the income requirements! the lpn program itself is 11months that starts in sept and is offered at goldwater hospital.there is also a test you must take called the tabe and the cnet. they give you the tabe first to test your skills in reading/math. once you pass the exam you will then have to attend a pre-program that meets 3xtimes a week to good over on the cnet exam. think of it preparation class.in order to get in for sept you would need to pass the cnet(the higher the score the better)the link on the bottom is a flyer of the program. it has a number and email address.
    at least after the program you are guartanteed a job for two years!


    good luck ..i hoped this help:wink2:
  7. by   allicat28
    There is no stipend for those who are not an HHC employee, so be prepared. It's still a good deal. Go to school for 11 months then work for HHC for 2 years.
  8. by   Tallulahbelle
    So, how would one initially get into this type of program? Is there a link for information about this? I am about to start applying to nursing programs (will be done with all my pre-reqs) after this semester and I would be interested in something like this definitely. I am just wondering 1) Do you have to get into this contract with HHC while in your nursing program? 2) Do you have to be in a specific nursing school?
  9. by   allicat28
    You can start here.....
    This is a link to the Mayor's Center for Economic Opportunity. You should find all of the information you need.
    You agree to the contract prior to starting the program. The RN program is through Kings County school of Nursing. I believe they are connected to LIU. the LPN program is at Coler-Goldwater Hospital.
    I hope that this information is helpful. Good Luck!!!!
  10. by   Dionyonce
    Oh God guys this info is helpful..but we all did to figure out if we will still recieve a paycheck during the school duration.....
  11. by   Princesskinany
    Quote from Dionyonce
    Oh God guys this info is helpful..but we all did to figure out if we will still recieve a paycheck during the school duration.....
    I would like 2 know this also.....
  12. by   LikeAStar
    Hello there,

    Does the GoldWater LPN program have an actual graduation upon completion
    of the program?
  13. by   FANCYLEXLPN
    Yes, there is an actual graduation ceremony upon completion, but you don't receive your diploma until you pass boards. I graduated of June this year 2010. Also, just to add, this year it wasn't all that great when it came to our guarantee to receive employment because of the recession. The majority of us all passed boards and are still unemployed, including myself. And to top it all off, none of the facilities or agencies want to hire a new grad!!
  14. by   LikeAStar

    Thanks for the response. I was wondering if you still have to sign the contract if HHC does not have a job opening for you. One would think that they would have the LPN program based on job availability.
    Thats horrible that you finished the HHC LPN program and are having trouble finding a job. Best of Luck to you!

    How would you rate the program as a whole? Was it tough to get into? Is the program well organized?