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Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud participated in a press conference on Monday, Dec. 11 announcing a pipeline between Henry Ford College (HFC) and Corewell Health that guarantees employment to graduates of HFC’s nursing program through a first-in-the-nation Nurse Immersive Clinical and Employment Program.

Mayor Hammoud stated, “About a year ago, my team gathered a group of leaders throughout the city with the intention of strengthening our best asset: our young, growing, and energized workforce. We asked, ‘What would it look like for students to have a career trajectory that’s certain, that reduces financial barriers, that ends in a guaranteed, high-paying job?’ This partnership between Corewell Health and Henry Ford College delivers on central priorities of economic opportunity and mobility for Dearborn. We are excited to have played a role in getting this pipeline launched, and even more excited for Dearborn students to take advantage of this opportunity.”

This partnership will establish a sustainable pipeline of highly qualified, career-ready nursing graduates to serve patients in Corewell Health hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Southeast Michigan.

The expanded partnership will:

Recruit and prepare HFC nursing students for careers in the Corewell Health system, with a guarantee of employment when they successfully complete their HFC nursing degree and related requirements.
Enhance and accelerate student learning through embedded clinical and immersive on-site training opportunities and “learn and earn” options.
Engage Corewell Health nursing staff in preparing the next generation of health care professionals in Southeast Michigan.
Provide significant financial support to students. Scholarships may reach up to $9,380 per student.

The partnership has four core components:

Clinical placement: HFC nursing students in the program will receive hands-on clinical training in Corewell Health hospitals as early as their first semester, continuing through their third semester of study.
Immersive and experiential learning: Fourth-semester students will advance their skills through an Immersive Onsite Practicum, guided by experienced Corewell Health nurses at a Corewell Health facility.
Learn-and-earn option: HFC nursing students will have opportunities for temporary part-time paid jobs in a Corewell Health facility while they are still completing their coursework.
Full-time employment guarantee after successful program completion: Students who receive the scholarship, graduate from the HFC ADN/RN Nursing Program, pass the NCLEX exam and meet Corewell Health employment requirements will receive guaranteed work at a Corewell Health facility in Southeast Michigan for at least two years.