Singing River Healthcare Workforce Academy

Earn while you learn with Singing River Healthcare Workforce Academy, Mississippi’s first medical apprenticeship program.

Ever wanted to get started in a healthcare career but didn’t know where to begin?

Singing River Healthcare Workforce Academy may be just the place for you. Established as the state of Mississippi’s very first medical apprenticeship program, we pride ourselves on providing growth opportunities and career pathways to improve health and save lives in our community through a bigger, better, more diverse workforce.

Apprenticeship Offerings

We are ever-expanding our programs and offerings. Currently we offer five apprenticeship tracks:

  • Patient Care Associate/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Surgical Tech
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in collaboration with MGCCC

Earn While You Learn

One of the biggest perks of pursuing an apprenticeship program like ours is that there is no cost to the program, in fact, we pay you while you’re in training! Your time is split between classroom learning, practical application, and work within the healthcare system. After achieving the required clinical hours, apprentices can apply for their certification exam. 

“The Registered Apprenticeship workforce model is a combination of On-the-Job training and classroom learning. Apprentices will receive robust training, incremental pay increases, and mentorship. “

Jackie Turner, Executive Director for Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, Singing River Health System will offer immediate employment to qualified graduates in high-demand critical specialties such as certified nurse assistants, surgical techs, and licensed practical nurses.

Who Can Apply?

If you qualify to be an employee of Singing River Health System, you qualify to apply for the programs offered through the Singing River Healthcare Workforce Academy.

Students as young as high-school age can pursue apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are a good fit for anyone looking to accelerate their career in healthcare and to learn valuable skills.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are interested in learning more or applying for the Singing River Healthcare Workforce Academy, please fill out the following form and one of our amazing staff members will reach out to you.