For current employees who are interested in this benefit, Iroquois offers a Learn as you Earn Program for individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Once the Service Aide has demonstrated good work habits, professionalism and a positive attitude toward the health care environment, they are enrolled in our class. The classes are scheduled at least quarterly. Both high school diplomas and GEDs are prerequisites.
If an individual has already completed a CNA Program and received their certification, they can apply to Iroquois and follow the outlined pathway. The CNA may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for qualified programs.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
After successfully completing six (6) months of service to Iroquois, CNAs who demonstrate excellent work habits, problem solving skills and leadership abilities are eligible to apply for the LPN exam administered through BOCES. If the CNA passes the exam, they are enrolled into the next scheduled class. Iroquois will absorb the cost of tuition and materials in exchange for two (2) years of satisfactory service.
The CNA/student is expected to work a minimum number of hours per week in addition to their full-time school work. Grants may be available for qualified students for additional expenses that may occur while attending the LPN Program. Grants are awarded based on individual need.
Registered Nurse (RN)
The new LPN is expected to complete one (1) year of satisfactory service before they are eligible to apply for the LPN to RN Scholarship Program. Eligible LPNs will possess excellent work habits, strong leadership abilities and a positive and compassionate personality.
Iroquois will absorb the cost of tuition, books and fees associated with the LPN to RN Program in exchange for three (3) years of satisfactory service. The LPN is expected to work a minimum number of hours in addition to their full-time school work. Grants for additional expenses that occur while attending this program may be available for qualified individuals