The long term and post-acute care field offers careers and employment opportunities in a variety of health professions and settings. Working in a skilled nursing facility or assisted living center offers many exciting career paths, including:
- Registered nurses (RN)
- Certified nurse assistants (CNA)
- Licensed practical nurses (LPN)
- Direct caregivers
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Speech therapists
- Activity professionals
Continuous Job Growth
Log term and post-acute health care is a rapidly growing field, and compassionate employees at all levels are needed to deliver quality care and to help ensure a positive quality of life. Job growth is expected to continue to increase as the elderly population of the U.S. continues to expand.
Opportunities for Career Advancement
Post acute health care professionals in Georgia have access to a network of over 350 skilled nursing centers, professional affiliate groups, and peer to peer networking. Additionally, post acute care providers offer opportunities for career advancement and will help you get the training and education you need to reach your professional goals.
The GHCA Education & Research Foundation functions to develop, promote and support the professional development and education of individuals who desire to specialize in long-term and post-acute healthcare. Established in 1991, the nursing scholarship program was created to financially assist nurses to obtain or advance their education and to encourage specialization in long term and post-acute care. The program is funded by contributions to and participation in the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and other donations received throughout the year. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded approximately 300 scholarships to deserving recipients to assist with their nursing education. Learn more.
GSW Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Management Degree & Scholarship
The Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Management (LTCM) is an academic program offered online and in the classroom setting through Georgia Southwestern State University. It is a four year interdisciplinary degree addressing the need for a better prepared workforce for our nation's aging and disabled populations. It is interdisciplinary as students will take courses from a variety of disciplines - sociology, psychology, business, nursing and the caregiving institute.
The John and Betty Pope Scholarship Program scholarship program provides financial assistance to students desiring to study caregiving and family support through the Bachelor of Science Long-Term Care Management degree at Georgia Southwestern State University. Admission Requirements: This scholarship program is intended for adult learners (who graduated from high school at least one year ago and have joined the workforce) with ambitions to return to school and complete a four year college degree. Click here for a program flyer. Click here for more information and to apply online.
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