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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
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.