Encouraging and Reimbursing Advanced Education
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Medical knowledge and breakthroughs can come quickly, and Cottage Health wants to help you stay ahead of the curve to ensure your highest level of success.
That’s why, after one year of employment as a regular full-time or part-time benefited employee, we will reimburse you for the cost of classes and books required for approved educational courses, conferences, CEs and degree programs – up to $1,000 a year for full-time and up to $750 a year for part-time.
In addition, Cottage Health will provide bonuses of up to $1,000 for each nationally-recognized certification you receive, and $500 for re-certification. Certifications that are a minimum requirement for the job or are required by regulation aren’t eligible for those.
Health Care Student Loan Program
Cottage Health offers its employees a Health Care Education Loan program to provide financial support for the following education:
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or other related field, based on organizational need
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
For non-employees, the Health Care Education Loan program provides support for full-time students who live in the Tri-County area to pursue one of these degrees:
You May Qualify for a Loan and Loan Relief
You may qualify to have 100 percent of your loan canceled if, upon graduation, you are employed full-time or part-time as a benefitted Registered Nurse at any Cottage Health facility.
It works like this: Each dollar borrowed can be repaid with each hour worked ($1 borrowed=1 hour worked). For example, if you borrow $4,000, the loan will be fully repaid after 4,000 hours worked as a regular employee.
Application deadlines are December 1 for the Winter/Spring term and July 1 for the fall term. For more information or to request a loan application, contact Cottage Health Human Resources, Recruitment Department at (805) 879-8799.
Based on your educational goals, you may qualify for loans up to the following amounts:
- Associate Degree Program up to $5,000
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist up to $10,000
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing up to $7,500
- California State University, Channel Islands at Cottage Health System BSN Program up to $12,000
- Master of Science in Nursing up to $6,000
Nursing Education Community Partnerships
Cottage Health strongly supports nursing education in our community through partnerships with Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo.
Cottage supports the SBCC Associate Degree in Nursing program financially as well as with clinical education opportunities for nurses-in-training.
In 2012, Cottage teamed up with CSUCI to launch the region's first Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program. The partnership helps address important needs for both Cottage and CSUCI. It creates a qualified, locally educated workforce that Cottage hopes will relieve future nursing shortages. Offered through CSUCI Extended University, the program is housed in a facility adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The suite includes three high-tech classrooms, faculty offices, and state-of-the-art simulation labs.
Nursing Back to School Day
Once yearly a Nursing Back to School day is held on campus. The event is a gathering of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate schools from across the country, including online programs.
Individuals are encouraged to come learn about the different courses/classes/degrees they have to offer. An HR representative is also available to answer questions about CH education benefits. A Nursing Back to School day is held on campus.
The event is a gathering of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate schools from across the country, including online programs. Individuals are encouraged to come learn about the different courses/classes/degrees they have to offer.
An HR representative is also available to answer questions about CH education benefits.