Youth Prodigy Program Accepting Applications Online Jan. 19|
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources’ Youth Prodigy Program offers potentially life-changing opportunities for high school students interested in becoming a registered nurse. Students may apply for the program at TexasHealth.org/Prodigy, starting on Jan. 19. Applications are due by Feb. 15.
The Prodigy program is designed to attract young people to the nursing profession and to alleviate a nursing shortage that will continue to worsen as baby boomers reach retirement. The program offers education and employment to high-school graduates who are interested in pursuing an associate degree in nursing prior to obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
The program offers paid summer training and part-time job placement. Students work part-time at a Texas Health hospital while attending school, and Texas Health’s Tuition Reimbursement Program helps cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and related supplies.
Once students have completed 8 to 10 weeks of summer training and pass a national patient care technician (PCT) certification exam, they apply for part-time positions at Texas Health facilities. These paid, part-time positions afford them the same benefits as any other part-time Texas Health employee.
“This program is life-changing for the students and their families,” said Kevin Kiley, manager of career and management development at Texas Health. “We are thrilled to be a part of not only shaping their career paths but serving as their introduction to the field of health care.”
To learn more about the Youth Prodigy Program, visit TexasHealth.org/Prodigy.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.