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Heartland RN Apprenticeship

OSF Healthcare

OSF Healthcare

Bloomington, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Job Description



Selected participants will be enrolled in their final year of the Heartland Community College Registered Nurse Program, work minimal hours at OSF St Joseph Medical Center as a *Student Nurse LPN Apprentice or *Student Nurse Intern Apprentice during the program, and after completion of the program work full time as an OSF Registered Nurse - all at no cost to the participant. Registered Nurse roles have a starting pay of $31.57 with only the potential to grow.

Program Details:

  • Tuition, fees, books, uniform and NCLEX exam fees are paid directly to Heartland Community College by OSF (or with Path Grant funding).

  • Students who are accepted into the OSF Apprentice Program will commit to work 3 years at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Year one as an apprentice working one 12- hour shift a week (0.3 FTE) and then full time (0.9 FTE) as an RN year 2 and 3.

  • Between graduation and passing the NCLEX apprentices may work as graduate interns at a higher rate of pay.
    Participants are eligible for a $7,500 sign on bonus the first month they are employed with OSF working in the apprentice position and an additional $17,500 on their first paycheck in the RN role (dollars are lump sum taxable income).

  • BSN completion coverage is available once an RN.

As an apprentice you will work side by side with a nurse, allowing for a shorter orientation period when you become a registered nurse. All graduates will be entered in the year long transition to practice program for new nurses allowing ongoing support.



Participants must be enrolled in the 2nd year of Heartland Community College’s Registered Nurse program for the Fall 2023 semester which begins on Monday, August 21, 2023 with anticipated graduation in May 2024.

OSF HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.