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 for TF Members

Laptop Lending Program for TF Members

Need a laptop to complete your approved Training Fund program?

 

It’s on us!

As part of the Training Fund’s commitment to provide our members with digital access, we are partnering with Eduscape to provide laptops to members  who are currently enrolled in TF programs, beginning Apr 01, 2022.

This amazing resource is available to all Training Fund members free of charge, with no fees attached.

Simply request your Chromebook through us, and Eduscape will ship your device directly to you.

The Process:

Click here to request a Chromebook laptop if you are:

  • a Training Fund member
  • and currently enrolled in a Training Fund educational or professional development program

You can keep the laptop for the entire duration of the educational/professional development program, and in line with approved use and eligibility parameters.

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

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to help you achieve your career and educational goals!

FAQs

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.

Your CE courses have moved to HealthStream CE Unlimited

The Training Fund offers free access to Continuing Education (CE) courses. We are now partnering with HealthStream CE Unlimited to offer CE Courses.

What is HealthStream CE Unlimited?

HealthStream’s comprehensive course library includes lots of interactive learning material that focuses on compliance training, licensure, upkeep training, and more. 

HealthStream is also used by many hospital systems, making it easier to channel relevant courses to specific employee categories. This makes it easier for members to access courses that better fit their current skillsets and areas of operation. 

This interactive and customizable platform is regularly updated to reflect evolving healthcare needs and concerns. There are also many useful features like tracking a user’s license expiration and sending reminders, suggesting other related courses, and much more. 

 

HealthStream FAQs

  • I am a CE Direct user. What do I need to do to transition to CE Unlimited?
    If you had an active CE Direct account on 2/1/2022, we created a HealthStream account for you. Please contact us for access or submit this form to gain access.
  • I was using CE Direct previously. How do I access my past courses and transcripts?
    We are happy to help with this. Please contact us.
  • I’m not currently a CE Direct user, but I want to become a CE Unlimited user. How do I access CE Unlimited?
    Please submit this form to apply for free access to HealthStream CE Unlimited.
  • How much will HealthStream CE Unlimited cost?
    There is no cost for Training Fund members.
  • Other questions?
    Please contact us for more information.

Start your pathway to a healthcare career with IHAP!

Did you know that earning your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is the first stepping stone to many career pathways and opportunities within the healthcare sector?

Sign up now for an info session on our new Introduction to Healthcare Apprenticeship Program (IHAP). This free two-phase employment program trains entry-level job seekers for a career in healthcare with a Nursing Assistant Certification. 

Online training and in-person labs give you flexibility and access to hands-on learning. 

Attend an info session!

Learn more and register for IHAP.

Join Kaiser Permanente’s Workforce Development Week

Kaiser Permanente employees are invited to the second annual Kaiser Permanente Workforce Development Week, Feb. 1 to Feb. 3.

This virtual event, open to all Kaiser Permanente employees, will highlight resources such as education trusts and tuition reimbursement that you can use to build your career.

Most of the webinars and activities are less than 15 minutes. View the sessions that interest you at any time, as your schedule allows, even after the week is over.

Learn more in this MyKP article.

Hosted by National Workforce Planning and Development in collaboration with the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training Fund, the event will focus on steps you can take today to:

  • Access education and training resources to enhance your professional skills
  • Explore career paths
  • Engage with counselors, coaches and mentors
  • Prepare for tomorrow’s jobs

Don’t miss sessions highlighting the education trusts, including a podcast featuring a licensed practical nurse who used the SEIU 1199NW Training Fund resources to advance her career. There’s also a special session with emotional intelligence consultant DB Bedford, who will lead a live presentation on resilience on February 1 from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific time (which also will be recorded for viewing only during Workforce Development Week).

Other highlights of the event will include:

  • Christian Meisner, chief human resources officer, who will discuss the value of learning continuously, enhancing skills and building career resilience
  • Labor Management Partnership and workforce development leaders, who will discuss what resources are available and the importance of preparing for the jobs of tomorrow
  • Career expert panels featuring success stories from employees and managers
  • Guidance on pursuing a career in mental health
  • Podcasts with career advice from KP experts and Beverly Kaye, a bestselling author on career development
  • Activities to help explore your interests

Sign up now for Workforce Development Week. The first 300 registrants will receive free workforce development goodies.

Questions? Email .

Agenda at a glance

Tuesday, Feb. 1

  • Leadership Welcome
  • Christian Meisner: Opening Message
  • DB Bedford: How to Be Resilient: Live session 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Ask an Expert: Beverly Kaye, bestselling author on career development, Part 1
  • Ask an Expert: Tuition Reimbursement
  • Excel Yourself: Continuing Education
  • Inspiring Equity-Centered Design — a Business Resource Group presentation
  • Question of the Day
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Exploring Career Pathways
  • Education Trusts: Overview
  • Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust Manager Portal: Guided Tour
  • Our Digital Transformation
  • Thrive Break
  • Intro to Skillsoft
  • Job Profile: Respiratory Therapist

Wednesday, Feb. 2

  • Peter Nixon: Careers in Mental Health
  • Career Success Stories: The Power of Training
  • Ask an Expert: Care at Home
  • Ask an Expert: kpfit
  • Excel Yourself: Nurse Residency Program
  • Intro to Business Resource Groups
  • Learn From Our Leaders — a genKP presentation
  • Question of the Day
  • Spin the Wheel of the Future
  • KP Mentoring
  •  Belong@KP
  • Mental Health Resiliency Tools
  • Thrive Break
  • 3 Trends Shaping Health Care Jobs
  • Future Ready: Future of Workforce Learning
  • Job Profile: Behavioral Health

Thursday, Feb. 3

  • Manager Success Stories: Strengthening Your Team
  • Ask an Expert: Beverly Kaye, bestselling author on career development, Part 2
  • Excel Yourself: Making the Best of Your Resources
  • Ready for Growth? — a genKP presentation
  • Question of the Day
  • Career Resilience Quest
  • Manager’s Guide to Workforce Development
  • 5 Ways to Build Your Career
  • Critical Skills
  • Telehealth Basics
  • Thrive Break
  • Future Ready: Future of Work Skills
  • Job Profile: Laboratory
  • Job Profile: Diagnostic Imaging
  • Training Needs Assessment Survey