Central Maine Healthcare will reimburse students for nursing degree loans

Central Maine Healthcare is launching a new program to reimburse Maine College of Health Professions nursing students up to $22,500 in tuition fees. Students who wish to benefit from the reimbursement advance will sign a contract with CMH to work within the hospital system after graduation. in the years to come,” said Kris Chaisson, chief nursing officer at CMH. “So I think the community is really going to benefit. nursing jobs in the CMH system. Chaisson hopes this program will help make medical training more accessible so that more people are prepared to fill these roles. “We needed to kind of think outside the box; how can we be innovative and kind of support our team members currently in the programs, as well as remove all barriers for anyone wanting to get into nursing school,” Chaisson said. “If financial issues are a hindrance, we kind of wanted to tackle that front and then work with people, support them and then have some sort of guaranteed workforce in the years to come.” The announcement comes as a relief for students who are currently Nursing student Elizabeth Pratt says this refund will help her and her classmates finish school and start working. “It’s hard and you don’t have a lot of time to work and have that extra money to pay school fees.” Pratt believes the program will help students complete their degrees on time and enter the workforce sooner because they can focus on their studies instead of juggling jobs and taking time to manage the financial burden. from school. performance standards, they will have guaranteed employment upon graduation. “I think it gives us this sense of security that we’re going to be rewarded for that hard work and that dedication,” Pratt said. The loan forgiveness will take effect next semester and will apply to two- and four-year programs.

Central Maine Healthcare is launching a new program to reimburse Maine College of Health Professions nursing students up to $22,500 in tuition fees.

Students who wish to benefit from the prepayment will sign a contract with CMH to work within the hospital system after graduation.

“It’s just a great example of how we’re trying to reinvest and really grow our workforce and have a reliable workforce to build on for years to come,” said said Kris Chaisson, CMH’s chief nursing officer. “So I think the community is really going to benefit.

At present, the hospital has about 100 open nursing positions, which is about 40% of the nursing jobs in the CMH system. Chaisson hopes this program will help make medical training more accessible so that more people are prepared to fill these roles.

“We needed to kind of think outside the box; how can we be innovative and kind of support our team members currently in the programs, as well as remove all barriers for anyone wanting to get into nursing school,” Chaisson said. “If financial issues are a hindrance, we kind of wanted to tackle that, and then work with people, support them, and then have some sort of guaranteed workforce in the years to come.”

The announcement comes as a relief to students currently enrolled at MCMP. Nursing student Elizabeth Pratt says the refund will help her and her classmates finish school and start working.

“Finishing nursing school can be really difficult,” Pratt said. “It’s hard and you don’t have a lot of time to work and have that extra money to pay school fees.”

Pratt believes the program will help students complete their degrees on time and enter the workforce sooner because they can focus on their studies instead of juggling jobs and taking time to manage the financial burden. from school.

As long as they meet academic and performance standards, they will have guaranteed employment upon graduation.

“I think it gives us this sense of security that we’re going to be rewarded for that hard work and dedication,” Pratt said.

The loan forgiveness will take effect next semester and will apply to two- and four-year programs.

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