Over the next 20 years, the population of people age 65 and older will double, and those 85 and older will increase five-fold. Combined with the existing shortage of trained nurses, nursing assistants and home-care providers—which extends beyond the care of seniors—the U.S. will need an additional 3.5 million healthcare workers by 2030 just to maintain the current ratio of workers to the population.
NewCourtland understands this workforce crisis and is addressing it in numerous ways. With staff education programs such as the Ladder of Opportunity, educational collaboration with the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC), and state-certified curriculum and training at the NewCourtland Education Center, NewCourtland realizes that its investments in education not only have the power to transform lives, but also entire communities.
That’s why the School of Practical Nursing and the Nursing Assistant Training Program at the NewCourtland Education Center are not limited to NewCourtland staff, nor is the training restricted to nursing or geriatric specialization. This inherent philosophy--that is, the commitment to continuing education--helps ensure the perpetual growth of a skilled and competent workforce.