NV Hope mission is to address the nursing shortage facing Nevada while promoting opportunity for financially disadvantaged populations.
During NV Hope pilot year of 2019, 53 candidates have been enrolled to date. The majority of candidates hold a General Education Diploma. 34 candidates now hold their Certified Nursing Assistant Nevada State License and are or will be employed by a health care provider. We anticipate the number employed via NV Hope to be close to 70% of the participant pool.
NV Hope program has been extended through 2020 by Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. The success of the program has drawn the attention of other major health care providers in the region. In addition to Valley Health Systems, later this year we will be announcing the addition of four other major health care employers to the NV Hope program going forward.
Candidates qualify for enrollment into the NV Hope program via State of Nevada Employment, Training and Rehabilitation programs. Successful candidates complete the STEM 101 Boot Camp and qualify for interview with the employer. Following a successful interview, candidates are enrolled into a Certified Nursing Assistant education program. NV Hope team continues to mentor and coach candidates throughout this process. Once candidates complete the CNA program and successful earn their Nevada State License they start employment.
“It is an honor to be part of a Nevada State sponsored program that is addressing the nursing shortage facing Southern Nevada. It is pure joy to witness how this program is transforming the lives of NV Hope participants and their families”, remarked Russell Mickelson, CEO of STEM 101.