The RN Pathways Work Team develops and implements strategies to:
- Advance career pathways in Nursing
- Address the needs of healthcare employers by increasing the training capacity for nursing from certificate through advanced degree nursing programs.
- Expand career opportunities in nursing for local residents.
The Team will have achieved its purpose when:
- Participating employers are able to fill needed nursing positions; and
- Local residents have increased opportunity to pursue and advance in nursing careers.
- Develop strategies to advance nursing pathways and improve regional hiring and retention of individuals in varying levels of nursing (e.g. CNA, LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN)
- Develop systems to train and support nursing career advancement
- Identify and address barriers to nursing training
- Actively participate as a productive team member
- Track nursing-related training programs
- Map nursing training capacity in the Northern San Joaquin Valley
- Track trends in nursing and specialty nursing
Helping Our People Elevate (HOPE) RN Co-Enrollment Pipeline Pilot Program
Helping Our People Elevate (HOPE) program fast tracks high school students and incumbent workers on a pathway to a nursing career. The first program of its kind! The HOPE program has two tracks:
HOPE Program Incumbent Worker Track
The incumbent worker track prepares 25 participants from local facilities – Lodi Adventist Memorial, St. Joseph’s Dignity Health, Community Medical Centers, and San Joaquin General Hospital – to become nurses through a fast track nursing program at San Joaquin Delta College.
HOPE Program High School Track
22 High school students attending Health Careers Academy are currently taking their college pre-requisites and will begin their nursing college courses at San Joaquin Delta College in 2021.