When we think of careers in nursing, many of us picture dedicated healthcare professionals in scrubs, caring for patients in hospitals or clinics. While this is undoubtedly a significant aspect of nursing, it’s just one piece of a multifaceted field. Henry Community Health offers an array of career opportunities in nursing and also provides several avenues of support for our team members in nursing to advance along these career paths.
The Kaleidoscope of Nursing Careers available at HCH
Henry Community actively seeks seasoned nurses as well as new graduates to be mentored as they gain experience working in their unit. Take a look at some of the career paths nursing offers at Henry Community Health.
Registered Nurse (RN): This is the most common nursing role, working in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings, providing direct patient care. Henry Community Health employs registered nurses to work in our emergency department, intensive care unit, progressive care unit, surgery, and women and children’s unit.
Certified Nurse Midwife: Nurse midwives focus on prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care for expectant mothers.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA): These professionals administer anesthesia and oversee patient care during surgeries and other procedures.
Medical Assistant: Medical assistants may perform both administrative and clinical tasks such as taking patient histories, measuring vital signs, preparing patients for exams, as well as scheduling appointments, and managing medical records and billing.
Nursing Assistant: These professionals provide basic care and support to patients and their responsibilities typically include assisting with a patient’s daily routines and providing emotional support to patients and their families.
Scholarships and Support for Nursing Careers
The path to becoming a nurse can seem financially daunting, but numerous scholarships and support programs are available to help individuals advance their careers in the nursing profession. These resources not only make education more accessible but also enable aspiring nurses to explore diverse career paths.
Henry Community Health awards scholarships internally to those care team members who are seeking to further their education in a healthcare-related field. We accept applications throughout the year and review them on a rolling basis. The team members who are awarded scholarships commit to staying with Henry Community Health for one to three years, depending on the amount awarded.
“The scholarship program here at Henry Community Health had a great impact on my career. I started as a nurse with my associate’s degree…in using the scholarships I was offered I was able to complete my bachelor’s degree.”Travis Peterson
In addition to scholarships, Henry Community Health also provides an in-house medical assisting program allowing interested employees to earn their certification as a clinical medical assistant (MA). Learn more about the previous MA class.
Nursing is a profession as diverse as the patients it serves. It encompasses a range of roles, each with its own unique rewards and responsibilities. The availability of scholarships and support programs ensures that our nurses can pursue their career aspirations without undue financial burden. Whether you envision yourself at the bedside, in a clinic, or providing other forms of critical care, nursing with Henry Community Health offers a pathway to that goal. Explore careers in nursing and find your ideal role at Henry Community Health.