As a renowned teaching institution, it is no surprise that we encourage our staff to grow their careers by furthering their education. Here are just some of the ways that we help our employees make the most out of their learning experiences.
Full-time employees, including Weekender RNs & LPNs, are eligible for tuition assistance up to $5000.00 per calendar year for up to 6 credit hours per semester. Part-time benefit employees are eligible for up $2500.00 per calendar year for up to 3 credit hours per semester. This includes courses taken at an accredited college or university in a business or medical field for the betterment of Rush University.
Created for employees interested in taking a course or training program that does not lead to a degree but supports current and future career skills. All full-time and part-time benefits eligible permanent employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement - up to $500 per fiscal year for part-time benefits eligible employees, and up to $1,000 per fiscal year for full-time employees.
All full-time employees, including Weekender RNs & LPNs, are eligible for prepaid tuition up to 9 credit hours per quarter. Part-time benefits eligible employees are eligible for prepaid tuition up to 6 credit hours per quarter. This prepaid tuition is for any degree program at the Rush College of Nursing or Rush University (LEAP does not cover the Doctor of Medicine degree).
The spouse/partner or a child of any full-time employee is eligible to receive prepaid tuition, up to 9 credit hours in any degree program at the Rush College of Nursing or Rush University (LEAP does not cover the Doctor of Medicine degree). All degree programs can only be offered to one member of a household at any given time.
One of our flagship programs, School at Work (SAW) has become a best practice program. It was launched at Rush with support from the U.S. Department of Labor to help combat workforce shortages by educating entry-level workers for advancement in health care careers. The program provides refresher reading, math and communication skills for enrolled participants to prepare them for entry into local certificate or degree programs. SAW lasts for six months, during which students meet two hours each week. One hundred percent of the 2006 graduating SAW class were women, and three quarters of them were African-American.
One of the most effective educational best practice programs at Rush is the Linking Education and Performance (LEAP) program. The Employee & Organizational Development department provides more than 200 free educational classes such as management training programs, computer training classes and a vast array of other topics to help improve skills and performance.