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Geisinger was named to the 2022 Forbes list of Best Employers for New Graduates.
The rankings were selected based on Statista's innovative methodology, guaranteeing unbiased results, and providing reliable insights. More than 20,000 U.S. young professionals who work for companies that employ at least 1,000 people participated in the independent survey, which focused on work-related issues and their experiences in the workplace.
“It’s an honor to be recognized,” says Brion Lieberman, chief human resources officer. "We have a strong values-based culture rooted in our people and we want Geisinger to be a place where you can stay and build a rewarding career.”
“No matter what stage of your career, there’s something for everyone,” adds Julene Campion, vice president of recruitment and learning & development. “Whether you’re a new graduate or re-entering the workforce, a seasoned professional or looking for a career shift, we have services and programs to help you grow and achieve your goals.”
Participants were asked to rate the likelihood they would recommend their employer to family and friends. They also assessed their employers according to safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts and company image. Finally, participants were asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.
Nursing scholars program
Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. They play critical roles in caring for patients. Now, Geisinger employees interested in a nursing career will have an easier path. Through our new career development program, Geisinger will provide financial, educational and wellness support to employees pursuing a career in nursing. The Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars Program eases the financial burden of nursing school. It’s open to any employee who’s worked with Geisinger for a year or more and isn’t already a registered nurse (RN) or provider.
The program awards $40,000 in financial support with a 5-year work commitment as an inpatient nurse. The goal is to support 175 scholars per year by offering rolling admissions to the program. While supporting employee career and professional goals, the program will also mitigate a shortage of nurses across the organization and beyond. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation needs 1.1 million new RNs by 2022 to avoid a nursing shortage.
The program serves as an entry point into the healthcare profession for high school students and for anyone considering a career in nursing. Community members who are not Geisinger employees can apply for available positions within Geisinger and qualify for the program after only one year of employment.
Geisinger will support employee scholars as they go back to school to set them up for success. Guidance in choosing a school and type of degree is available via an internal website and personal counseling. Anyone who wants to attend prep classes may do so through internally offered classes designed by Geisinger experts. Basic math, navigating online classes and work-life balance are some of the courses we offer. While employees are in school, support via study groups, mentoring from Geisinger nurses and professional development opportunities will be available.
The Geisinger Career Center, a recruitment and career services hub, offers community members and Geisinger employees the chance to make a difference through available job opportunities.
Beyond the physical career center, located at 529 Mill St. in Danville, anyone interested can make virtual or phone consultations to learn about Geisinger careers. Candidates can speak with a Geisinger representative about open positions, and current Geisinger employees can learn more about professional development resources and events.
Scholarship for all Geisinger employees
- Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars Program:
Offers a $20,000 Education Loan and a $20,000 Recruitment Loan in return for a 5-year work commitment as an inpatient RN. Candidates must be pursuing an RN pre-licensure diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree.
Also offers a structured mentoring program and refreshers of basic skills (math, English, time management and studying) as college prep courses.
One-time scholarships offered annually when available:
- Susan Robel Nurse Scholarship: Five $1000 scholarships, diploma through graduate programs. There is a one-year work commitment.
- System LPN Scholarship: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds, LPN to RN only, and must currently work outpatient. There is a one-year work commitment.
- System RN Scholarship: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds. Must currently work outpatient and be enrolled in a BSN or doctorate program. There is a one-year work commitment.
- Unlicensed Staff Scholarship: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds. Must be enrolled in an LPN or RN program. Must work at GMC, GSACH or GBH. There is a one-year work commitment.
- Terri Bickert Scholarship: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds. Must be enrolled in a BSN or doctorate program. There is a one-year work commitment. (This was a one-time offering but there is consideration for its continuance.)
- CRNP Preceptor Scholarship: $500 to any CRNP, CNM or PA-C who has precepted CRNP students for the last two-years. Number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds. There is a one-year work commitment.
Available to Central region employees only:
One-time scholarships offered annually when available:
- LPN “Next Steps” Scholarship: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds, LPN to RN only. Must work at GMC, GSACH, or GBH. There is a one-year work commitment.
- RN Scholarships: $1000 scholarships, number of scholarships awarded depends on available funds. Must be enrolled in a BSN or doctorate program. Must work at GMC, GSACH, or GBH. There is a one-year work commitment.
Benefits and tuition remission
Geisinger offers benefits such as retirement programs, parental paid leave, tuition reimbursement and health insurance that starts on the first day of employment.
New jobseekers can turn to our career center for guidance on resume-building, interview coaching and one-on-one services. Free Wi-Fi and computers are available. For more information, call 877-564-6447 or stop by 529 Mill St. in Danville.