Additional Funding for RN members

Additional Funding for RN members

The Training Fund  is pleased to offer our RN members additional Tuition Assistance and Professional Development funding for a limited period.

Funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so apply now to maximize this opportunity!

Contact your Navigator to learn more and apply for these funding opportunities.

These amazing opportunities are available to support active RN members for two years or until available funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. If you have already spent your Tuition Assistance or Professional Development funding, you can apply now for additional Scholarship and/or Professional Development support.

RN Scholarship funding
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Scholarship funding is additional Tuition Assistance (TA) support that is available to RN members who have already exhausted their existing TA funds. Similar to Tuition Assistance, this Scholarship funding is prorated based on the member’s FTE.

Who is eligible for Scholarship funding?

You are eligible for additional TA Scholarship funding if you:

  • Are an active RN Training Fund member who has been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • Have already spent what is already available to you through TA
How much Scholarship funding can I apply for?

Similar to TA, Scholarship funding is prorated based on your FTE. The total amount available to you per calendar year* is:

FTE Scholarship Funding Level
0.75 – 1.0 $3,000
0.5 – 0.74 $2,250
0.1 – 0.49 $1,500

*while funds are still available

For how long is Scholarship funding available?

Scholarship funding is available to RN members who are actively using TA, and have already exhausted available TA from September 01, 2023, moving forward.  You can apply for Scholarship funding through 2023 and 2024. This is a limited one-time opportunity, based on first-come-first-serve model until available funds are exhausted.

If you’re already actively using the TA benefit in 2023, you can apply for Scholarship funding for any eligible TA-associated costs during 2023.

What is not covered by Scholarship funding?

You cannot apply for Scholarship funding if you are:

  • not a current TA user.
  • currently on academic hold.
  • planning to apply this funding to cover retroactive costs 
How do I request Scholarship funding?

Contact your Navigator to learn more and apply for this funding.

Note: You must be a current TA user to qualify for this funding. Not sure if you have signed up for TA or already spent your available TA? Contact your Navigator to find out.

Have questions about Scholarship funding? Contact your Navigator to learn more and get started.
RN Professional Development Support
A nurse applies for scholarships on their laptop.

Professional Development support is additional Professional Development (PD ) funding that is available to RN members who have already exhausted existing PD funds. It can be used to cover CEUs and courses, specialty certifications, and professional memberships.

Who is eligible for Professional Development support?

You are eligible to apply for additional PD support funding if you:

  • are an active RN Training Fund member
  • have already exhausted your PD funds
How much Professional Development support can I apply for?

Currently, RN members can apply for up to $300 as part of your core benefits. PD Support funding allows you to apply for an additional $200 (i.e., $500 total) to cover professional development and CEU costs.

For how long is Professional Development support available?

PD Support funding is available to RN members who have already exhausted available PD funds. You can apply through 2023 and 2024. This is a limited one-time opportunity, based on first-come-first-serve model until available funds are exhausted.

What is not covered by Professional Development support?

You cannot use PD Support funding to cover retroactive costs.

How do I request Professional Development support?

Contact your Navigator to learn more and apply for this funding.

Note: Not sure who your regional navigator is? Not sure if you have already spent your available PD funds? Use the Find My Navigator tool to connect and find out.

Have questions about PD Support funding? Contact your Navigator to learn more and get started.
Pro/Tech Conference Travel Funding Award deadline is June1

Pro/Tech Conference Travel Funding Award deadline is June1

The Pro/Tech Conference Travel Funding Award application deadline is right around the corner!

Did you know that we provide our Professional and Technical members with up to $1,500 per year (in reimbursements) to attend local and national conferences?*

Apply before June 1 for any conferences that you plan to attend between October and December 2023.

These benefits enable you to attend conferences, advance your career, and minimize personal out-of-pocket costs.

Here’s how it works:

  • Pro/Tech Conference funding can cover the cost of travel (hotel, transportation expenses, etc.) and registration fees.
  • Pro/Tech Professional Development benefits can cover the cost of attending a conference, e.g., registration fees.
  • Both benefits require members to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The deadline to apply for a Pro/Tech Conference Travel Funding Award is June 1.**

*Applications must be submitted before the conference.

**For conferences between October 1 and December 31, 2023.

RN Priority Tuition Assistance enrollment

RN Priority Tuition Assistance enrollment

We have exciting news for members in the RN to BSN program, which is a partnership between the Training Fund and Bellevue College!  

If you are a Training Fund member who has: (a) been with your current employer for more than one year AND (b) also been accepted into Bellevue College’s RN to BSN program, you are now eligible for Tuition Assistance Priority Enrollment.  

This means that you can apply for Tuition Assistance at any time, and do not need to wait for the annual deadline.  

Bellevue College’s nationally accredited RN to BSN program is a flexible and hybrid program that is especially designed for working nurses. The total program cost – including application fees, tuition, and books – is approximately $10,500.  

 

Your Training Fund Tuition Assistance benefit may cover the entire cost for RN members! 

So don’t delay: if you meet these criteria, apply for Tuition Assistance today! 

Our members say it best:

“The Training Fund is awesome! They helped me with tuition. I got accepted into the RN to BSN program at Bellevue College.

Fill out your application, submit your stuff, and it’s easy to enroll in the program. I cannot believe you guys did this for us. And that’s fantastic!” 

Monica Clark, RN-BSN Cohort 2021 

Laptop Lending Program

Laptop Lending Program

As part of the Training Fund’s commitment to provide our members with digital access, we are partnering with Eduscape to provide laptops to Training Fund members who are approved for Tuition Assistance, or who are currently enrolled in a Professional Development Program, beginning Apr 01, 2022.

This short-term laptop loan is available free of charge, with no fees attached.

Simply request your Chromebook by clicking the “Request a Laptop” button and filling out the form, and Eduscape will ship your device directly to you.

The duration of the laptop loan is not intended to exceed 90 days or approved Training Fund program. Extensions may be granted for one term (or 90 days for short-term programs). Training Fund staff will work with you to overcome barriers and create a plan for a permanent solution.

At the conclusion of the program, the laptop will need to be returned to Eduscape.

Common Questions

Am I eligible for a laptop?
You are eligible for the laptop lending program if you are:

  • A Training Fund member who has been approved for Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • Enrolled in an apprenticeship
  • Enrolled in a Professional Development (PD) program
How do I request a laptop through the Laptop Lending Program?
It’s easy – please fill out this form to request a laptop. 

Note: You must be currently enrolled in a Training Fund educational or professional development program to qualify for this resource. Laptop usage must  also be in line with approved use and eligibility parameters for the Training Fund.

What is included in the Laptop Lending Program?
This program provides participants with:

  • A laptop: Eduscape will ship you a Chromebook, with pre-installed software applications. 
  • Google and Microsoft Products: The laptop will be pre-installed and able to access Google products (e.g., Drive, Sheets, etc.). You will also be assigned a Virtual Healthcare Institute email, which provides access to web versions of MS Word and Excel.  
  • Tech support & customer service: Eduscape will offer support services directly to members.
How much does it cost to use this program?
Nothing! This program is free for Training Fund members who are currently enrolled in a Training Fund program. 

This is part of our commitment to provide our members with digital access, and enable you to achieve your educational and professional development goals.

I just requested my laptop using the online form. What happens next?
If your request is approved, our program partner Eduscape will ship the laptop and its accessories directly to the mailing address that you provided. 

Please note: The Training Fund will not be shipping you any equipment.

I requested my laptop through this program, but it has been delayed / not yet arrived.
All program equipment is directly shipped to you by our program partner Eduscape. Please contact Eduscape support for details about your order.
My laptop is damaged, broken, and/or doesn’t work.
All program equipment is directly supplied to you by our program partner Eduscape. Please contact Eduscape support for options on how to repair or replace your laptop.
I need help with the applications / software on my laptop.
All program equipment & pre-installed software is provided to you directly by our program partner Eduscape.

Eduscape offers tech support as part of this program. Please contact Eduscape support for assistance

I have completed my Training Fund program and need to return my laptop.
Please return your laptop directly to our program partner Eduscape. Contact Eduscape support for details. 

Please note: The Training Fund will not be receiving or returning your laptop for you. 

Have a question and don’t see it here?
Please contact us or call (425) 255-0315 for more information about the Laptop Lending Program.
Welcome, St. Clare!

Welcome, St. Clare!

Welcome to our new members from St. Clare Hospital, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health! You have been eligible for our programs and services since April 1, 2022.

We offer education and career advancement programs so that you can develop your skills, advance your career, and improve your professional opportunities. After April 1, please fill out our online member application to access available academic and career navigation services.

Watch our welcome video to learn more about the Training Fund!

These programs and services are available to you after you have been employed by St. Clare for three months:

  • Career and education counseling services
  • Educational support services, such as academic support workshops, math and science tutoring, English language classes, and basic computer classes
  • Professional Development support, such as discounted CPR and Life Support certifications, reimbursement for activities like specialty certifications and conferences/courses that carry CEU credits, and free access to CE Unlimited courses.

Tuition Assistance

Once you have worked at St. Clare for one year, you may also qualify for Tuition Assistance, which covers tuition, fees, and book costs for a wide variety of healthcare education programs at regional colleges and universities. But even if you have not yet worked at St. Clare for one year, please contact us to explore academic support and resources, career planning, and how we can help you reach your goals.

  • Tuition Assistance application deadline: We typically accept applications year-round and award Tuition Assistance after October 15. But based on your joining date of April 1, we have a different deadline for St. Clare members. We encourage members to contact us early to work with a Training Fund Navigator on your education plan.
    • Initial application window: April 1 – June 15 (to cover school between Fall 2022 through Spring 2023 quarters)
    • Next application window: October 15 deadline (to cover the 2023–24 academic year)
  • If you are planning to go to school during or after Summer 2022, please apply for Tuition Assistance between April 1 and June 15. Learn more about Tuition Assistance.
  • If you are currently in school and have already been receiving Tuition Reimbursement from your previous Education Fund, you may be able to add Tuition Assistance from the Training Fund. Please contact us to discuss this, or attend a Benefits Review Meeting (see below).
Submit a Member Application form to get started and begin accessing your Training Fund benefits!

Learn About Your Benefits!

Please join the Training Fund’s Partner Liaison for St. Clare, Cindy Holland, at a virtual info session to learn more about our programs and services:

May 13 @ 1 p.m.: Click here to register!

May 26 @ 3 p.m.: Click here to register!

June 7 @ 10 a.m.: Click here to register!

 

Already enrolled in a tuition-assistance program and need to get transferred to the Training Fund?

Please complete a Member Application form and connect with us to learn more about next steps.

We look forward to serving you as you pursue your education and career goals.

If you have questions or need help applying, please don’t hesitate to call the Training Fund office (425-255-0315) or email us.