WHAT IS HEALTHCARE MONTANA?

Photo contributed by Dylan Rogness Clark Fork River near Superior, MT

Photo contributed by Dylan Rogness
Clark Fork River near Superior, MT

HealthCARE (Creating Access to Rural Education) Montana is a collaborative project that helps train, recruit, and retain healthcare professionals in rural and frontier Montana by:

  • Helping prospective students identify and access pathways
    toward a healthcare certificate or 2-year degree, as well as
    supporting them throughout their healthcare education to
    ensure academic success;

  • Developing an accelerated nursing curriculum to guide healthcare providers toward higher levels of practice and to ease the nursing shortage in Montana;

  • Increasing opportunities for on-the-job training by developing healthcare apprenticeships; and

  • Building and sustaining a rural, "home-grown" healthcare workforce that serves the smallest communities in the farthest regions of Montana.

Who Will Benefit?

Adult learners, veterans, and displaced workers who are interested in preparing for new and challenging healthcare careers, as well as healthcare employers struggling to find skilled workers, specifically in the most rural areas of our state.

Academic Success Through Personalized Career Coaching

Participating students will receive personalized career coaching in areas such as determining the most suitable healthcare programs to match career goals, and identifying all forms of available student assistance, including financial aid, tutoring, and remedial help.

HealthCARE Apprenticeships

HealthCARE Montana will facilitate the development of the first healthcare apprenticeship programs in Montana! Interested students will be able to EARN while they LEARN!