Apply for Training in the Healthcare Field

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We work with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), the City's healthcare industry partnership, and the Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center to offer no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field. With NYACH, we engage employers, educational institutions, training providers, and other partners in designing training programs that provide the required skills and credentials for viable healthcare career opportunities.


Healthcare Training Programs

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Home Health Aide Training Program

To ensure home care agencies have the capacity to effectively manage surges of COVID-19 patients, the City of New York is developing a Home Health Aide (HHA) Training Program.

This initiative, delivered in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) and NYACH, will prepare participants to care for individuals in their homes, under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. HHAs provide personal care to clients, including supporting them with activities of daily living, such as general housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, and grooming. HHAs may also provide routine health tasks like checking vital signs, changing bandages, and dressing wounds. Successful candidates will be entered in the NYS Home Care Registry.

Applications are currently closed.

Citywide Nurse Residency

The Citywide Nurse Residency program is being offered in partnership with the Greater New York Hospital Association, NYU Langone Health, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to implement residency programs for staff at 24 participating hospitals and is the nation's first City-led nurse residency. The residency program will provide newly-hired, first-time nurses with on-the-job training through a curriculum developed by Vizient/AACN that focuses on topics including ethics, decision making, clinical leadership, and the incorporation of research-based evidence into practice. The program also provides new nurses with support and mentorship proven to enhance nurse satisfaction, performance, and retention.

Learn more about the Citywide Nurse Residency program.

Medical Assistant for Modern Healthcare Delivery

The Medical Assistant (MA) for Modern Healthcare Delivery Training Program was developed in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and prepares participants with the clinical and administrative skills they need to work as MAs in today's healthcare environment. The program includes 368 hours of classroom training as well as 100 hour paid internships at employer partner sites. Participants will be prepared to pass the National Healthcareer Association Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy certification exams after the classroom training. Medical assistants in New York City earn approximately $35,000 annually.

We currently offer a bilingual track: Delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center, the bilingual track of this program is targeted toward English language learners interested in working as medical assistants. Participants in this track receive English language training in addition to the MA classroom training and internship. Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the bilingual track.

Complete our interest form to be notified when applications open.

Medical Billing

The Medical Billing training program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. The program prepares participants to work in the billing and revenue cycle departments of medical organizations to help them receive reimbursement for their services. Medical billers in New York City typically earn about $40,000 annually.

Applications are currently closed. Learn more about the Medical Billing training program.

Complete our interest form to be notified when applications open.

NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses

The NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Trained Nurses training program is delivered in partnership with LaGuardia Community College and its Welcome Back Center. The program prepares individuals who worked as nurses in their home countries to pass the NYS Registered Nurse licensing exam, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Participants in this program will gain the English language and nursing skills they need to pass the exam and gain employment as Registered Nurses with hospitals and other employers. Registered Nurses in New York City make an average of $75,000 annually.

Applications for this program are currently closed. Learn more about the NCLEX-RN training program.

Complete our interest form to be notified when applications open.

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